Great lightweight tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2019

Great lightweight tool

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is used primarily by the staff within the Information Technology department. It is used almost exclusively by our Database Administrators.
  • It has allowed for very seamless integration with all versions of Oracle databases without the need for complicated setup.
  • It has a very easy set-up and installation process and has maintained cross-OS compatibility exceptionally well.
  • It allows for native Oracle SQL database features integration.
  • There are constant unexplained crashes that are not particularly well explained.
  • There is very little documentation about how to use features.
  • there seems to be no way to extend the tool for custom plugins.
  • Running SQL developer allows us to save on costly SQL tooling, specifically around licensing.
  • It creates a standardized way of accessing the various database instances which cuts down on training time.
SQL Developer can be considered a light-weight version of Toad Data Point. It is missing the database federation capability but allows for more native integration with Oracle databases.
In order to be used in an environment where installation restrictions are high, SQL Developer is a very portable, non-intrusive SQL IDE.