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Santosh K Dash
Consultant
Solution Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Overall model usability * Model formatting and layout * Logical model creation * Physical model creation * Forward-engineering/DDL creation * Standards creation and reuse * Model and database comparison tools * Metadata interchange with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ERwin tool helped to reduce the rate of design and deployment errors and increased the ease of validation. It also assists our customers in deploying our large data models/semantic models.

What needs improvement?

There might be improvement required to better support some of the MPP databases for non-relational data structures and NoSQL databases.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

ERwin setup is very simple and straight.
Consultant
Data Governance, Sr. Mgr at Lytx Inc.
Oct 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Reverse Engineering and Complete Compare – to document database design and test for changes over time across many different platforms (including Big Data platforms and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We are providing EU support with our custom development product - so I can now provide both a Logical unified view of the design as well as the more segmented Physical… more»

What needs improvement?

* Support post Relational modeling styles – this might be solved for at a simple level with the ability to design and save ‘template’ entities with a pre-designed generic… more»

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

Unless you are a one person shop – always go with the Workgroup edition and Concurrent licensing, that puts your models in a database for protection and allows the team… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

This product is a cross platform database designer, data inventory control & metadata library, and supports soft link integration. It can be used to document or design… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes – ER Studio, Embarcadero.
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Consultant
President & CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 13 2016

What is most valuable?

- Excellent graphical support for very large data models, enabling our team to plot detailed and colorful data models containing hundreds of entities and as large as 3 feet by up to 40 feet in length. Despite building and maintaining many… more»

How has it helped my organization?

- Erwin has enabled us to build and manage a portfolio of over 1,000 large data models across more than 60 lines of business, many of which are related and synchronized. It has similarly enable our customers to start using selected subsets… more»

What needs improvement?

- Erwin could use better support for some NoSQL databases, JSON and other non-relational data structures. Based on a discussion I had with a member of Erwin's technical team at a recent tradeshow, it appears that some of the most requested… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a data modeling product called Silverrun. We switched because most of our customers were using Erwin and because Erwin did a better job of staying current with most popular RDBMS for reverse and forward engineering.

What other advice do I have?

This review reflects my experience with and opinion regarding the Erwin product after many years of using it and several other popular data modeling tools. I received no financial incentive or other consideration for this review.

What is erwin Evolve?

erwin is used by more than 50,000 professionals in 60+ countries to get big results from their enterprise data initiatives. erwin is the #1 choice in virtually every industry, from government and healthcare to retail and finance.

erwin Modeling provides a collaborative environment to manage enterprise data through an intuitive, graphical interface. With a centralized view of key data definitions, you can leverage information as a strategic asset and more efficiently manage your data resources to save time and money.

Also known as
erwin EA, erwin Business Process, erwin Enterprise Architecture
erwin Evolve customers

AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, Duke University, ESPN, Fidelity, GE, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, McGraw Hill, NASA, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Teradata, Union Pacific, Vodafone, Wells Fargo.

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