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The solution is stable. We haven't had any serious technical issues.

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The interface is really simple to use and it allows me to pick and choose which tables I want to reverse engineer.Straightforward setup.The data modeling module is important to me because I am a database developer and designer... It's very fast, reliable, up-to-date, so easy to use, smooth.IDERA keeps up with the versions of Oracle and SQL Server that I'm using. I mostly use SQL Server and when there are new features, a new type of index, for example, IDERA also includes them in upgrades of the data modeling tool.It's much easier to develop the database structure and change it on the fly, rather than doing it manually in SQL Server itself. That saves time.The most important features are logical and physical models that we can compare and develop. Also, the Data Dictionary can be created out of your studio. Finally, database schemas help understand the logic that's behind the scene, behind the SQL tables. Especially when there are a lot of them, the schemas help everyone understand the business processes.We use the solution to create data models which describe our company's data architectureThe most valuable features are... those that enable me to represent the database to the development community and the business users.

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The user interface needs improvement. The solution needs to add a few features to improve the overall user experience. Security needs to be strengthened as well.

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The visual presentation is a little too colorful and seems that it is dumbed down.This solution needs more precise documentation.The only thing I had an issue with was licensing, and the support was very good.when there are some links to the external databases, if this database is not structured it is not uploaded. It gives me errors and I cannot see the view that was created on this structure and I cannot change those views, even manually. It skips the views. I have to ignore those views. I cannot re-upload them because it gives me an error.I would like to upload, a database with about 3,000 tables. It takes so much time and, finally, it freezes the whole solution so that I actually cannot work with that environment. For the data warehouse, it's fine because I have 20 or 30 tables. It works fine. But, when I reverse-engineer the database with 3,000 tables, it freezes and it's hard to upload and reverse-engineer such environments in ER/Studio.The solution could be sped up, as it is a little slow (e.g., when it's doing its database compare).The screens are a bit outdated. They could use a new look and feel.It would be helpful if they could create a generic JSON database type, as a target database, rather than a specific one like Mongo.

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I am currently using the trial version, but this solution is definitely worth considering for the price point.It is priced fairly. It's around the same as erwin and other competitors' costs.Pricing is expensive and on the higher-end.At my previous company using ER/Studio, a database compare took four hours before using the product and 15 minutes after using the product.As an individual user, the renewal is a little costly.

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Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility (SAMU) generates compelling diagrams about EA, is a true repository, which comes with best practice meta-model, report definitions and settings and provides the right platform to model the dynamism of the environment and manage transformation from planning to completion. SAMU provides seamless communication that develop a common understanding about architecture and share knowledge which provides complexity that is presented simply on a straight-forward, query-based and auto-generated diagrams.

IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to easily reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between business and IT. Business stakeholders can participate in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems, Planview, erwin, Inc. and others in Architecture Management. Updated: July 2020.
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Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility is ranked 14th in Architecture Management with 1 review while IDERA ER Studio is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 7 reviews. Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility is rated 8.0, while IDERA ER Studio is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility writes "A stable scalable solution with mid-range price points". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA ER Studio writes "Database schemas help us understand the logic, the business processes, behind the scenes". Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas IDERA ER Studio is most compared with erwin Evolve, SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Toad Data Modeler and Redgate SQL Toolbelt.

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