Quality application with room for improvement
October 24, 2018

Quality application with room for improvement

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle SQL Developer

It is used across the IT area within the company for db management. My team allows our developers to use this tool to provide technical support for our production applications when issues arise. They can review the data in the system to determine if the issue was in the data or the codebase. It is also used in our testing environments to allow our developers create and update testing data.

Pros

  • It connects with Oracle dbs with ease.
  • The query optimization tools are readily available and easy to use.

Cons

  • Occasionally the application will freeze when it fails to properly connect to a database.
  • It tends to be a very resources heavy and can freeze when running longer queries, with no way to stop the execution.
  • There is no clean way to change the user's password within the UI.
  • It has been a net positive as it allows engineers to interact with the db with ease.
  • SQL Developer has allowed the team to handle our developers to have a easy to use guy application for interacting with our databases reducing the time it takes to complete their work vs SQL Plus.
  • Occasionally, SQL Developer will freeze and have performance issues that causes the team to revert to SQL Plus. This leads to some discussion on replacing the tool.
It was less expensive to provide than Toad, and more useful than SQL Plus.
Well suited for any management of Oracle DBs.

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