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VpDataInd01c
Real User
Database Designer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to visually represent what the database tables are going to look like and their relationships. Also, the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were using ERwin before we used ER/Studio. I've been doing data modeling for well over 20 years. Converting from one... more»

What needs improvement?

What I would like to see improved is the reliability of the releases, releases that are a little less buggy. Also, I'd... more»

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

I am not involved in the pricing. We have one person who does that. so I have no knowledge of what it is. We have some... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using ERwin back in the early 2000s. Whenever we got a release, it was buggy. I didn't love ERwin at the time... more»

What other advice do I have??

Try to take advantage of as many of the features as you can. It has a wealth of time-savers and features that are... more»
Jamie Vasser
Real User
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is data modeling, primarily, because it's something that has been lacking in our systems development for 20 years.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We found a lot of duplication, a lot of non-conformity in the way our databases were designed. By identifying these situations, we're able to go... more»

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

I'm a firm believer that all software is overpriced these days but, comparatively speaking, I think ER/Studio is worth the money. We have to use... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had a hodgepodge of tools. The only one that had previously been used as our "official" tool for a while was Sybase PowerDesigner. It did... more»

What other advice do I have??

Especially with the Repository/Team Server installation, get Idera to install it for you. Just watch over their shoulder while they do it.... more»
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DataArchadd7
Real User
Data Architect at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 02 2018

What is most valuable?

* Easy to model. * Has a user-friendly interface. * I like the team portal because, once we upload, the entire team can see the model.

How has it helped my organization?

Before this tool, just managing the changes and publishing the models to the users became very cumbersome. This tool has simplified our... more»

What needs improvement?

Whenever there is a new version, there are a lot of release notes on the technical side of it, but I would like to be told why are we doing the... more»

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

The licensing could be a little bit more flexible. The issue we face is that it is kind of complex the way the keys are set up. I'm not sure if... more»

What other advice do I have??

It's a good tool but we have not had much training, so we are really exploring it on our own. There are some features we are still working on... more»
DataArchd5df
Real User
Data Architect at a university
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The engineering portion, developing new models, dimensional models, not relational models. For the data we're hosting,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I need a new model, first I determine the sources that should be used, the source database. With a little effort,... more»

What needs improvement?

I've been an ERwin user for quite some time, almost 10 years. One limitation I have found in ER/Studio is that when you... more»

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

I find the renewal fee is a little higher, but as a single user, at this point, I'm not finding that to be difficult.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I used ERwin but it has little problems, such as it's definitely not user-friendly compared to ER/Studio. ERwin's... more»

What other advice do I have??

ER/Studio is good. It is really user-friendly and you can start without much training. If modeling is a technique you... more»
DBA8d65
Real User
DBA at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the various features for different databases, but mainly those that enable me to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are a lot of different ways we use the tool. One of the ways is that we do auditing of what's been billed to... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if they could create a generic JSON database type, as a target database, rather than a specific one... more»

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

I don't know enough about what the pricing is for other choices out there. I've only really worked on this one tool.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Prior to using ER/Studio, there was ERwin in-house, but their tech support was horrible, their product was not very... more»

What other advice do I have??

I really like ER/Studio personally, so for me, it's a nine out of 10. I like it because it doesn't let you make stupid... more»
Mike Grove
Real User
DBA at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Aug 09 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the valuable features is inheritance when joining tables. When setting up RI and domains and rules, ER/Studio... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When validating the model, the ability to provide sub-models to developers, and generate a physical model from the... more»

What needs improvement?

The number of options can be overwhelming at times. That is not necessarily a bad thing but for a newbie, it can be... more»

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

Pricing is on point, but do your due diligence - not every developer needs the tool.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I previously used ERwin but the support became very lacking.

What other advice do I have??

There are a lot of options, so take the time to play with it a bit before you start doing things the hard way.
Larry Wilson
Real User
Data Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Modeling with Data Architect: We can quickly reverse-engineer a database from an existing database or create a model from scratch. * Data lineage tracking: It allows us to identify upstream and downstream systems using data. This allows us... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to quickly create models for our enterprise-wide databases, even when some of them are third-party databases. We have been able to then modify those models, breaking them down to make them more understandable. Loading these... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better documentation/help for the Data Architect tool. Creation of tutorials would be nice. There are some features which are not as clearly defined as they should be.
Lucas Rodrigo Spadotto
Real User
Administrador de Dados at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 18 2017

What do you think of IDERA ER/Studio?

Valuable Features: This application does a lot of things, as do competitor products, but the main reason to go with this product was the ability to create many automations, where we can improve our work and our process. • Improvements to My Organization: Organization, security, centralization. • Room for Improvement: The product is pricey. • Use of Solution: About four years. • Stability Issues: Sometimes our version is a little unstable. But I think this problem occurs because our version is old. We are in the migration process to the current version. • Scalability Issues: No. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Very good. When we need, they respond to us quickly. • Previous Solutions: I didn’t use other solutions in my work, only in tests. ...
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IDERA ER/Studio Data Architect, a powerful data modeling tool, enables companies to discover, document, and re-use data assets. With round-trip database support, data architects have the power to easily reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases from diverse platforms. Multiple users can collaborate and share data assets across modeling projects in the model repository.

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