Navicat Premium: Better than advertised, almost better than OEM
January 30, 2020

Navicat Premium: Better than advertised, almost better than OEM

Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Navicat Premium

The Navicat monitor sub-application is being used to monitor various cloud databases and MySQL. OEM required too much patching and another software alternative was needed to accomplish monitoring heterogenous databases. Ease of connectivity was a requirement also, and Navicat monitoring being accessible via standard html met that requirement. Most features were identical to OEM (alert notification, performance monitoring, etc).
  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
  • Remote deploy databases
  • Clone databases
  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Pros: Mac OS, Linux, Windows OS support. Cloud db support for all major vendors. Standard HTML accessibility. Standard/Enterprise edition compatibility. Remote and performance monitoring, alert notification, online query analyzing.
Cons: No disaster recovery management, installation, deployment. No clone database support. Monitoring templates are missing so each configured "monitoring" item has to be addressed discretely.
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.

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Very complimentary features to Oracle Enterprise Manager make Navicat Premium very easy to use and navigate. Some very important features are missing, like online replication and disaster recovery deployment and configuration. Robust language support is available too without large i/o overheard for multibyte language sets. No SQL database support has been added and assists with HIVE and large data set management.

Navicat Feature Ratings

Version control tools
Test data generation
Performance optimization tools
Schema maintenance
Database change management
User management
Database security
Database status reporting
Change management