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Martin Klier
Senior Database Consultant at Performing Databases
Sep 30 2019

What is most valuable?

I like it because it's very similar in output to SQL *Plus, and it has many convenience features that make it easier to read the data and use the basic reporting features… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It makes life easier because I don't need to install something onsite when I am with a customer. And, since it's free, it helps me to unify and streamline my approach over… more »

What needs improvement?

I think it would be great to have an overview over the sessions it opens so that we could easily see and control which connections to the database we want to keep open… more »

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

License is free, setup is simple and scriptable.

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

I had to decide which solution we would use for a generic approach; and it was SQL Developer, in our case. At first, we worked with non-graphical utilities, command-line… more »

What other advice do I have?

I think you should make yourself familiar with this product and get into the core functionality first, before making a decision. I would rate it a nine out of 10 because I… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are many capable vendors in this category, but since we usually work with Oracle, a product from Oracle was the first choice. In this case, it has the advantage that… more »


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What is Oracle SQL Developer?

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database in both traditional and Cloud deployments. SQL Developer offers complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.

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