SQL Developer FOC
Ken Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

SQL Developer FOC

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle SQL Developer

We have 3 Oracle DBAs in our group. We use SQL Developer every day for running queries, writing script, running dml, ddl and compiling packages and procedures. We also use SQL Developer for administrative functions, such as creating or manipulating user accounts within the database. SQL Developer helps with organization of connections to multiple databases by allowing lots of connections to different databases and allows you to create folders.
  • DML and DDL.
  • Organization of connections to databases.
  • Export and import of external data.
  • SQL Developer does most everything TOAD can do.
  • Easier way to manipulate packages and procedures.
  • Better documentation and location of documentation easier to find online.
  • Maybe a little better look and feel to the GUI.
  • Main thing it's free with Oracle Database.
  • It allows most of the functionality that TOAD provides.
  • Would like to see better interaction with starting and stopping of an instance.
Not yet, but I'm interested in Oracle user groups
This SQL Developer product stacks up well against TOAD, in that it has most of the functionality that TOAD has and allows better organization for me. It also allows me to make connections within new folders of the same database with different users. The best thing about SQL Developer is it is free.

Do you think Oracle SQL Developer delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Oracle SQL Developer's feature set?

Yes

Did Oracle SQL Developer live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle SQL Developer go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle SQL Developer again?

Yes

Well suited for querying the database and doing administrative functions on the database. SQL Developer is also well suited for writing new functions and procedures. It compiles quickly and allows you to see where the error is quickly. Not well suited from my perspective for bouncing the the database or restarting the database. The best thing is it is free.