Redgate SQL Compare is great.
June 02, 2021

Redgate SQL Compare is great.

Josh Sayers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redgate SQL Compare

I'm a senior software engineer that works on a large web application. My primary use case for Redgate SQL Compare is for comparing schemas between, development, QA, and production databases and for that it works absolutely flawlessly. The ability to choose objects for deployment has also come in very handily in cases where I need to maintain some differences between my environments. I also use the greater suite of Redgate tools and believe the tool belt provides excellent value for myself and the other engineers in our department.
  • Allows selecting objects for deployment.
  • Table and owner mapping is also a nice touch.
  • Great number of options for customizing the deployment script being generated.
  • My tool belt sometimes loses it's license forcing me to fiddle with it to get it working again.
  • It speeds up my database deployments significantly.
  • It also prevents changes from getting lost and reduces rework.
I've used Visual Studio Database Projects for this type of work in the past with some success, but Redgate SQL Compare is faster, more transparent, and simply easier to use.
Faster is self explanatory.
More transparent, means that it's much easier to set up your desired options for schema change deployment scripts.
Easier to use, It's really dead simple. Start a project, connect your source, connect destination, click compare.

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