Redgare SQL Compare saves us time and money
June 03, 2021

Redgare SQL Compare saves us time and money

Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redgate SQL Compare

SQL Compare is an integral part of our deployment process. All of our production database deployments go through SQL compare for database objects. We have also used it in one-off scenarios in test or dev servers to save time. We not only use the tool manually but we have also used the SDK for automation. It is very flexible and easy to use.
  • UI is very intuitive.
  • SDK is flexible.
  • Lightweight and fast. Easily handles hundreds to thousands of objects in a single database.
  • UI is a little outdated.
  • It does automap columns but, when it comes to object renaming it would be nice to have more functionality. We tend to just do renames manually.
  • Makes deployment fairly simple. Cutting our deployment time down.
  • With the SDK, we can customize our deployment process very quickly and easily.
  • History is not great, it does create scripts you can go back and see but it would be nice to have a quicker version view by object to save time.
Honestly, due to prior experience, we just have stuck with Redgate. Great tool and no reason to look anywhere else.

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We have actually been able to use this not only manually but in our DevOps and release process, we have been able to use the SDK to add automation so certain business scenarios we can accomplish with very little effort. We are in an AWS environment with multiple AZs and Active Directories and this tool handles it with no problem. We ensure we have an available endpoint and it is easy to deploy no matter where the DB's are.

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