Sybase PowerDesigner to Design databases
November 08, 2018

Sybase PowerDesigner to Design databases

Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP PowerDesigner

SAP Sybase PowerDesigner is the ultimate tool for creating conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling for many database vendors. It also provides ease of multi-user architecture and development environments with a supporting repository structure. Team governance and object standardization can be applied as well. It supports various database vendors, and impact analysis is one of the most powerful aspects of the tool.
  • Impact Analysis
  • The domain structure helps you to handle different data types to unify.
  • Moving between from conceptual model to logical model and from logical model to physical model is so easy.
  • It also excels at implementation of database vendor-specific physical options.
  • The repository structure helps you to use in multi developer and architect based organizations by the check in and check out mechanism.
  • It also has a fully configurable naming convention implementation.
  • Coloring is simple with format copying and pasting option.
  • Licensing cost is based on user count
  • Free licensed competitors exist, and they perform similar functions
  • New database structures could be implemented more easily
  • Standardization of models
  • Impact Analysis
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Ease of deployment
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler : Unfortunately this tool only supports Oracle Databases as a target database, but has many features similar to SAP Sybase PowerDesigner.
erwin Data Modeler: Has some issues when switching from Conceptual Model to Physical Model, Impact Analysis, and formatting copy and pasting.
Vertabelo: Only supports online models and from a governance perspective, it is impossible for me to connect my target database with an online application because of company policy and regulation requirements.