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Technical consultant/lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that is handy in Toad is that I think it is best for working with Oracle. Currently, I'm using DBeaver, SQL Server, SQL Developer, and Postgres. We are using… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It just gives us another tool to use when working with clients to solve issues.

What needs improvement?

There is not a lot to be improved in Toad. I am not using the newest version because the older version works almost all the time. It is a limitation already defined… more»

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

Toad is a product which comes in several versions. When we know your base architecture and the needs of your company, we either buy the license or use the trial version… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used and still use many solutions as consultants. Some products solve different problems.

What other advice do I have?

Toad is fast and very convenient. You just need to choose what you want to create, configure all the items and objects, then just generate the scripts, test and you can… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated many products and continue to evaluate them. Toad is a popular one and well-known by Oracle users.
Piotr Pastuszka
Real User
E-service at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Sep 04 2019

What is most valuable?

I like a lot of the features in this solution including the Session Browser, Tablespace, and the bind parameters.

How has it helped my organization?

Toad has a lot of features that are very useful, fast, and well developed. It is a very easy and helpful tool for me and my work. It is the main program that I use, every day.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the performance because opening the browser and the editor should be faster. The limit of 100,000 lines when parsing trace files is not always enough, and I would… more»

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

In my opinion, this solution is a little expensive, but I understand that good programs cost more money. I find it acceptable, although my bosses may think differently. There are no costs in addition… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used other tools, but Toad is the best of them.

What other advice do I have?

This is a program that I like very much and I recommend for others. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
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Rajat Wadhwani
Real User
Process Data Engineer (Subsurface and Wells) at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

SQLBuilder really helps to play with the data and develop SQL queries to extract data from huge databases as per the requirement.

How has it helped my organization?

With Toad, all the users have the same database on the server rather than local individual databases which creates a lot of duplication. It also enables great security over who can see the data.

What needs improvement?

A platform to code in Python would be really helpful as Python is becoming very well integrated with other platforms.

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

Cost is very minimal for the license as compared to the value it generates for the organization.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Microsoft Access was used before jumping to Toad which created a lot of issues as there was no common database and everyone used their own local database.

What other advice do I have?

Managing such huge volumes of data has become very efficient.
Valerii Shchipanovskyi
Real User
Sales Engineer at BAKOTECH LLC
Aug 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the database architecture, the good functionality, and the user interface.

What needs improvement?

Many users don't know how to add licensing to Toad, or where it is shown, so they could make that easier.

What other advice do I have?

I don't work with Toad, I support Toad because I work in a distributor company. I deal mostly with the on-premises version of the solution. I would recommend Toad but I think it would be a better solution if it had one platform or if it was an all-in-one tool. I would rate this solution nine out of ten. I'd rate it higher, but right now, for example, if I want to work with the database I must load… more»
Javid Ur Rahaman
Real User
Senior Practice Director at Forsys Inc
Jan 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Its compatibility with Windows 10 is the most valuable feature for me. This is because all new laptops and news users will be upgrading Windows to 10, and compatibility and stability is mandatory to use the product

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us with support for Oracle RAC, allowing us to manage and maintain our database health. We used this product in trial edition to check RAC support with Oracle 12c Database, and it has given great results and we will recommend… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting feature need to enhanced. They also need to enhance big data features in the next release.

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

The pricing is a little expensive. Toad needs to offer more competitive pricing to have more adoption.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product every database admin and developer must have toolset.

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What is Toad?

Toad Data Modeler helps you create high-quality data models. This data modeling tool enables you to easily deploy accurate changes to data structures across more than 20 different platforms.

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