I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features. The interface is user-friendly. Because of the graphic nature of it, it helps you to be able… more»
What needs improvement?
Better support for integration with open-source technologies is needed. For example, I try to use open-source databases such as Postgres and MySQL instead of Microsoft, DB2, or Oracle. However, I… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
The two other products that I have used are erwin Data Modeler and Enterprise Architect. I switched because of the scope and the user-friendliness of the tool. PowerDesigner used in conjunction with… more»
What other advice do I have?
I certainly recommend using this product, although it wasn't cheap so cost is a consideration. Price is a complaint that I have for most design tools in the IT world, as most of them are extremely… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
I have been looking for a tool to interface seamlessly into an open-source environment, and what I have found to be lacking is a visual database prototype tool. I would like something like, for… more»