Toad Review

The Session Browser and Tablespace features make administering Oracle easier


What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for administering my Oracle database.

How has it helped my organization?

Toad has a lot of features that are very useful, fast, and well developed. It is a very easy and helpful tool for me and my work. It is the main program that I use, every day.

What is most valuable?

I like a lot of the features in this solution including the Session Browser, Tablespace, and the bind parameters. 

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the performance because opening the browser and the editor should be faster.

The limit of 100,000 lines when parsing trace files is not always enough, and I would like to see the limit increased.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The current version of Toad is stable. However, the previous version was not stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have only contacted technical support one time and it was by email. I would rate them somewhere between average and good. It was a few years ago, so they may have improved since then.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used other tools, but Toad is the best of them.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution is easy. Deployment takes approximately one hour.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed the solution myself, and one person is suitable for both deployment and maintenance.

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

In my opinion, this solution is a little expensive, but I understand that good programs cost more money. I find it acceptable, although my bosses may think differently. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

This is a program that I like very much and I recommend for others.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

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