dbForge Studio

Integrated development environment (IDE) for SQL Server

About dbForge Studio

An integrated development environment (IDE) for SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, dbForge Studio is an all-in-one administration, management, reporting, and analysis tool. It enables users to create, edit, document, and rebuild tables without data loss, synchronously navigate visual and T-SQL editors, preview scripts, and use automated data type prompts.

dbForge Studio aims to speed up SQL coding with smart suggestions, script formatting, and factoring, improving readability and productivity. It can manage tabular data, sorting, filtering, and copying custom selections, and exporting to an INSERT query for card, grid, or txt view. It can generate test data with predefined generators in large volumes, emulating column intelligent data. Users can also design visually complex queries without code for visualization on diagrams and see server performance metrics and issues in real-time, including memory usage and disk loading.

Pricing starting from:

US$119.95/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$119.95/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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dbForge Studio Software - dbForge Studio provides extensive functionality and a bunch of built-in tools that will automate routines and make developers truly agile in the database development process.
dbForge Studio Software - dbForge Studio has a set of database management tools that help DBAs to protect data and resolve problems before they harm your database health.
dbForge Studio Software - Database administration is a complex and time-consuming work that requires high skills and experience. That's why Studio provides professional administration tools for secure database management.
dbForge Studio Software - Creation of data reports and pivot tables, as well as data comparison, may take much time and effort. dbForge Studio allows boosting productivity with the help of the following tools:
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dbForge Studio Software - dbForge Studio provides extensive functionality and a bunch of built-in tools that will automate routines and make developers truly agile in the database development process. dbForge Studio Software - dbForge Studio has a set of database management tools that help DBAs to protect data and resolve problems before they harm your database health. dbForge Studio Software - Database administration is a complex and time-consuming work that requires high skills and experience. That's why Studio provides professional administration tools for secure database management. dbForge Studio Software - Creation of data reports and pivot tables, as well as data comparison, may take much time and effort. dbForge Studio allows boosting productivity with the help of the following tools:

Features

Total features of dbForge Studio: 9

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Conversion
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(59)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Dinand V.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Can't do without it

Reviewed on 23/04/2020

I'm using dbForge on a daily basis and to be frank, I can't do my job without it. When I'm on a...

I'm using dbForge on a daily basis and to be frank, I can't do my job without it. When I'm on a server without it, I install at least the express edition because the way dbForge supports writing queries is unmatched.

Pros

It's a one stop tool for my database tasks

Cons

Sometimes it crashes when I accidentally press F10

Scott M.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great SSMS replacement for MySQL newbies

Reviewed on 26/07/2020

So, for the record I'm an MSSQL guy from way back, and SSMS is my friend. I've been using it...

So, for the record I'm an MSSQL guy from way back, and SSMS is my friend. I've been using it forever, and I think it's perhaps one of the best free pieces of software on the planet given what you can do with it. I like MSSQL/SSMS so much, and I'm so stubborn, that I stupidly connect to MSSQL when I am doing PHP pages.
I took on a new client recently, and they are a MySQL shop, so I had to find a tool where the learning curve wouldn't waste a lot of my time.
I have used the MSSQL version of dbForge Studio in the past, so when I realized they offered a MySQL version, I decided to give it a try.
For me, dbForge Studio for MySQL is easily the closest in terms of look and feel to SSMS. I was able to install, connect to the sandbox they gave me, and dive right in. I was a little embarrassed about my lack of MySQL skills, so in about 30 seconds dbForge Studio was able to copy my sandbox DB over to a local MySQL server I set up so that I could play around with it and learn the nuances of MySQL over MSSQL.
I ended up liking MySQL/dbForge Studio so much that I'm going to use MySQL as my go-to database technology on my projects going forward.
I love this software and it offers a great value over its competitors and a shortened learning curve for those of use who use SSMS.

Pros

I love being able to completely copy a database from one server to another with a few clicks, which makes it super quick to keep my dev environment in sync with the live database. The code completion feature is so much quicker than SSMS, I love that you can set the delay, and it saves me a lot of typing in addition to keeping the case consistent within my SQL. The Visual Studio Blue makes it feel like I'm working with my old friend SSMS. The ability to mark different databases with shapes and colors is a thoughtful feature and reduces the chances of accidentally making a change in live instead of dev. The data generation feature is nice as well, as you can generate a lot of test data quickly. Also, one of the best features is the automated code formatting command (CTRL-K, D), which takes my sloppy, ill-formated SQL and turns it into beautifully formatted SQL. You can also easily output data to all kinds of formats including Excel, Sheets, csv, xml, etc., and save templates so that you can quickly generate the same reports.

Cons

The "Edit View" feature is a little clunky--you cannot edit SQL directly in the SQL tab, and when you try to do it in the Query Text tab, it constantly throws errors as you type. Sometimes you just need to do a quick edit to a view and it's a bit frustrating to deal with. I found myself opening up a new SQL window, copying my code, pasting into the new tab, modifying and copying back to the Query Text tab. There has to be an easier way.

Chuck V.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

We tried, it failed.

Reviewed on 22/04/2020

It was ok, but settings and config were not intuitive and had to contact support several times and...

It was ok, but settings and config were not intuitive and had to contact support several times and they were not very helpful.

Pros

it has syncing and backup built in and it looked to be a better product.

Cons

it only ran on windows, alot of our devs use macOS.

Kevin S.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great solution for MySQL development

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

I've worked with Microsoft SQL Management Studio for most of my career. When presented with a set...

I've worked with Microsoft SQL Management Studio for most of my career. When presented with a set of projects which required MySQL administration I found the tool provided for MySQL to be pretty poor. dbForge provides a familiar interface to what I was used to for SQL Server, but targeting MySQL. We use dbForge for management and developing all of our MySQL solutions. It is fantastic.

Pros

The platform works great, replacing the admin interface provided by MySql. DbForge provides the tools and familiar interface features need to perform all the admin and development we need.

Cons

There is some instability in the product, experienced infrequently, which causes it to hang for 20 seconds or so occasionally. Typically it recovers fine. When the platform does crash, it generally starts right back up where I left off without any loss.

Alternatives Considered

DBeaver

Reasons for Choosing dbForge Studio

MySQL's interface is terrible, unstable, and lags.

Switched From

MySQL

Reasons for Switching to dbForge Studio

I did a head to head comparison between the platforms, using each for a few hours when I was originally working on identifying the product to use moving forward. While similar, I found dbForge to have a better experience, and we made the switch.
Jhonathan D.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It is a necessary tool for professionals

Reviewed on 22/04/2020

Pros

Intellisense is fantastic. You considerably reduce the amount of words typed

Cons

For large and complex queries, hardware consumption is something that needs to be improved.

Alternatives Considered

SQL Monitor

Reasons for Switching to dbForge Studio

I believe it is a product that delivers value even if it costs less.
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dbForge Studio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$119.95/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

dbForge Studio has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

dbForge Studio supports the following languages:

English

dbForge Studio supports the following devices:

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