Devart dbForge Studio for SQL Server Review

Easy to use, quick data usage, and a helpful knowledge base


What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for data storage of our applications.

What is most valuable?

The features that I find are the most valuable are easy querying, screen objects, relational diagram creation, and simplicity.

I do quite a bit of querying of data information, written information, pulling data, and writing data.

What needs improvement?

The only issue that I have is that it depends on hardware resources, it takes a lot, that is the only set back with the solution.

What we are using is fine for now. I believe that the newer versions 2016 or 2018 SQL have improved a lot and have all of the features available.

It would be useful to have some form of self-service capabilities or some form an AI to provide a summary and to be able to tell you what has happened. Also, the inclusion of some integration tools would be helpful. 

In the next release, I would like to see some form of artificial intelligence with some form of summaries telling you what has happened without having to get into a complex query to get that information.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been dealing with this solution for over five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable, it's very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I don't have any experience with the scalability, but I would say that it is scalable.

We have 20 to 30 people using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. If I have an issue, I search or I query the knowledge base.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward in comparison to other solutions that are complicated.

What about the implementation team?

I did not use an integrator. If you do your research it points you in the right direction.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Because it's the 2012 version, it's a one-off enterprise license that we have never had to upgrade. It's a perpetual license that you install and that's it.

There are additional fees to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Based on my experience it's easier to use, and there are a lot of resources online that can give you a headstart. By comparison, Oracle Database is complicated to use.

I like the ease of use and quick data usage. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2012
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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