Oracle SQL Developer Room for Improvement

Galo Balda
Database Development Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see the Monitor Sessions functionality to provide access to SQL Monitor reports in the same format used by Oracle Enterprise Manager. That would help developers to see what their SQL statements are doing as they run. The output (generated report) is the same. It's an HTML+ flash type of report that both products allow to save. The part that I like about Oracle Enterprise Manager is that once you get into a report, it keeps refreshing its execution statistics and performance metrics as the query progresses. SQL Developer only shows a snapshot of the execution statistics and performance metrics at the moment you request the report. Both products have access to the same API to produce these reports so I thought it would be nice if SQL Developer could match OEM's default behavior. I would like to see more functionality to assist in having database-enforced source control on objects and data. View full review »
Martin Klier
Senior Database Consultant at Performing Databases
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, which ones are hanging; and it would be great to make them independent from each other. View full review »
Carlos Thomas
Senior Partner at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
There is room for improvement in the Real Time SQL Monitoring. View full review »
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Iudith Mentzel
Oracle Developer at Freelancer
I tried using SQL Developer once, when I was still working as an employee, using one of the older versions. It worked nicely, and I liked that I didn't need an installation, it was very convenient. But after many years, when I tried to use it again, against the more advanced Oracle Database, it did not work. Something in the Java was not compatible. I would have had to install it again, and I didn't do so. But now I am properly studying the issue of installing a database of my own, versus installing a virtual box with an Oracle appliance inside. I will have to see which one works best for me because each one has pros and cons. I am not a DBA. So if I get involved in an installation problem, I don't know how to get out of it. View full review »
Peter Silwinski
Senior Consultant at Contracted by Siemens
The competing products have more features. View full review »
DBA22cf
DBA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are many additional features I would like to see. The main one would be installation with an installer. View full review »
sciodire530439
Sócio Diretor at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Execution plan. View full review »
Daniel Grosovoi
DBA at Yediot
If they had something on the Web then you wouldn't need to install it, just query, like Enterprise Manager. View full review »
Eugene Kats
Data Architect / Data Modeler - Contract at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be nice to have the ability to access DBs than Oracle. View full review »
Dror Azar
CEO at ITFS
I would like to see better tuning modules. It could also be more intuitive, easier to use, not so complicated finding the things you need to do, and support background processes better. View full review »
Alejandro Antonio Chinea Franco
Ingeniero Especialista at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
DBA62af
DBA at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see it support NoSQL database. View full review »
DBAdce0
DBA
Although the GUI is nice, it could still use improvement, a better user interface. View full review »
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