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Galo Balda
Real User
Database Development Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 09 2018

What is most valuable?

* The tight integration with other Oracle products and database features/options. For example, you can open data models, and review AWR and ASH reports. * The ability to reuse your own queries to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the goals of the tool is to allow the user to complete tasks with the least number of steps. For example, to load an Excel spreadsheet into a table, you just have to complete a simple… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

SQL Developer has reached a maturity level where it offers pretty much the same essential functionality (and much more) that you can find in other solutions, with the benefit of being free. Why not… more»

What other advice do I have?

Invest some time on standardizing the preferences/reports and centralize them so that all of your developers use exactly the same setup. For example, you could customize all the preferences that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not evaluate other options.
Helen J Sanders
Vendor
Assistant Director, Applications Development Services in the Student Collaboration Center at Temple University
Feb 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* The code editor * The tree view * The debugger * The support available for the product

How has it helped my organization?

Because I work in higher education, and budget dollars are always limited, the fact that this product is delivered at no cost to us as Oracle users is phenomenal. Only a… more»

What needs improvement?

Since the upgrade to 4.1.5, I have noticed improvement in functionality. I'm not freezing up any longer.

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

SQL Dev is free; not sure of what Temple pays for Oracle licensing annually.

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

When I first started working with Oracle, It was on a third-party product that my institution purchased. I was using the SQL Worksheet inside OEM to query the database for… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't hesitate and, to get the most out of the product, explore some of the free online tutorials and webinars around using the product. For example, lots of great info at… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, the institution probably did evaluate other options - but I was not involved in the decision making. Assuming we went with "the free one"… more»
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Vendor
Senior Technical Evangelist at Snowflake Computing
Aug 18 2016

What is most valuable?

To me, the most valuable feature is the ability to quickly reverse engineer a database structure into a data model. There's also a drag-and-drop feature that helps you build queries in SQL Developer, which has a visual query builder with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Where clients of mine have adopted using the data modeler in particular, the teams are able to become more efficient because they have the data model to use as a reference diagram and documentation to the structure of the database. That… more»

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

I had originally been an Oracle Designer user, which was the predecessor to Data Modeler and in the interim had used ERwin at one point as well and looked at Embarcadero. While all those tools were, I'll say, very functional, full featured… more»

What other advice do I have?

I am a blogger, The Data Warrior, and I have multiple blog posts on it about these tools. My most popular blog post was when I wrote, probably almost three years ago now, about how to connect Data Modeler to SQL Server. The second most… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have not considered switching to anything else. I see no reason. I'm an Oracle ACE Director, and using Data Modeler is the thing that I am known for.

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.

For more information on Oracle SQL Developer, visit Oracle.com

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