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DbVis review by James T.
James T.
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"Extremely powerful multi-platform db client"

What do you like best?

Spanning many years as a consultant at many different client sites, I have been able to connect to all different database types (DB2, Oracle, MySQL, SqlServer, etc) using DbVisualizer.

What do you dislike?

From a functionality standpoint, I have no dislikes. The only dislike I can think of is from the licensing standpoint of not having the option to purchase a lifetime license. I don't like having to renew/upgrade my license every major release.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Each database provider (Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, etc) has its own client, but each of them is biased toward their own database (and most will only let you connect to their type of database). If you're looking for a mature, feature-rich, agnostic database client, you should definitely consider DbVisualizer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used DbVisualizer to connect to- and query multiple database types. I especially like the ability to visually inspect the database structure (table/view relationships in a hierarchical or orthogonal display).

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DbVis review by Darrel H.
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"A swiss army knife DB tool"

What do you like best?

DB Visualizer has easy setup and while there's a learning curve, I've found it friendlier than some other tools that have limited capability to a single db type. The fact that it can access so many types in one interface with a common toolset/interface is very handy; the upfront learning curve is negated a bit by not having to learn several other apps.

What do you dislike?

A very seldom crash here and there. I can leave it up for days and sometimes weeks, revisiting every day or so for my needs, and it's steadfast. Some things seem slower than native tools, like pulling up a list of Views, but the rest seems as snappy. Depends on the connection to the database, of course.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial it, you'll be hooked like I was. Their support is quick to respond, and the product is updated frequently, at least many times per year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saves time by learning one app instead of several. Gives an easy common interface for all your db needs, saving time.

What Non-Native Database Management Systems solution do you use?

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DbVis review by Gil P.
Gil P.
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"Software and database systems analyst"

What do you like best?

DbVisualizer has a free version that is very full-featured. Capabilities are nearly identical with Oracle SQL Developer. The only feature I found that Developer has the DbVisualizer free doesn't is the ability to highlight a section of SQL code to execute on its own. DbVisualizer allows the programmer to set the number of rows to return. This allows one to run the full query by putting a number higher than the expected full return. The query can be reviewed on screen, then exported to CSV if desired. Developer does this differently, as it has a default 100 row limit. More rows are automatically added as one pages down in the results. An export in Developer runs the full query in the background.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing I dislike. It would be nice if the free version had the highlight a code section to execute, especially since Oracle's SQL Developer has it and is also free, but other than that, no complaints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Full-featured, easy to set up. Easy to use. Nothing to lose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used DbVisualizer to produce database reports and generate nightly extracts. It does everything I need. I have not used it to write PL/SQL code, and so don't have any feedback on ease of use in this area.

DbVis review by Sheldon B.
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"DB Visualizer does data"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that I can query mainframe tables with ease.. I don't use this product for in depth data analysis, but I can see from the tool kit that this product will do everything I need in my role.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike..it dies what it was designed to do and is just as intuitive as Toad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a trial version and check it out. . Depending on your needs you will always need to validate your requirements prior to purchase..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using this tool to analyze source data coming from the mainframe. .I gather customer details that are not populated automatically by current data feed.

DbVis review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Hospital & Health Care
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Hospital & Health Care
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"DBVisualizer is the bomb"

What do you like best?

The management of your sql queries is awesome. This program is so much easier than Visual Studios. You can load all your sql's from a folder and have them to copy and paste into new queries.

What do you dislike?

No export to Excel button. We always export to Excel and this version does not have a button for it. I hear through the grape vine that it is coming though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having to write code faster and make changes on the fly. DbVisualizer seems to be made for it.

DbVis review by User in Computer Software
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"Solid interface for sql and database management"

What do you like best?

The interface for directly editing content of rows to avoid needing to write lengthy SQL is nice. As is the ability to use menus to modify tables.

What do you dislike?

Somehow it got worse after updating. Some abilities were lost and things were moved around in ways that made them hard to find. I haven't updated since for fear of losing more...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing several databases with queries and updates. Its made doing that easier and reduced the amount of code I've had to actually write/save and maintain.

DbVis review by Deepak  S.
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"Db Visualizer brings additional value when used in testing environment"

What do you like best?

Connect multiple sources and change parameters in UI E.g changing format of dates

What do you dislike?

UI is not much friendly, sometimes user have to struggle to get to correct place

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend to use DB visualizer as it allow user to use multiple data types and save your queries for future use, also fast to return results of your queries- Very good tool for testing environement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using multiple database and managing multiple project DB at one place

DbVis review by User in Insurance
User in Insurance
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"Data Analytics"

What do you like best?

Easy of use, you can see the schema's for your data marts and if you're not as proficient in SQL, you can build the SQL and learn from it using the query builder.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how you can't convert back and forth between SQL editor and the query builder. Similar to how access is.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great to extract data to build reports before the report goes into production.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this tool to mainly extract data then exporting to other platforms to manipulate the data. Benefit is the ease of use of the tool to query without going into Cognos to build a report to get the data.

DbVis review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"DB Visualizer for SQL databases"

What do you like best?

It is a open source that is very reliable quick and fast

What do you dislike?

In the free edition CLOB object cannot be viewed directly and you cant export data from a table in sql format

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a free open source that any developer can install in their local machine and it also shows indexes and foreign key relations between tables

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its mostly used for validating DB and firing queries to analyse tables

DbVis review by User in Internet
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"A great database tool"

What do you like best?

I use the free version of this tool and it's great. The price point is right, and I'm able to do almost everything I need. It is easy to set up connections, and run queries. All in all it is very straightforward and had all the functionality I would expect from a database tool. Unlike some other tools, the interface is straightforward and easy to understand.

What do you dislike?

The free version is lacking some capabilities (to be expected), but not so many that I feel the need to upgrade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a free version so you can test it out to make sure you like it. The free version might even be enough depending on how complex your needs are.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool lets me access the database and run queries to gain business insights and make better, data-driven decisions.

DbVis review by Tyler T.
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"Great Product! Love the feature suite."

What do you like best?

Quick response time on a large data schema.

What do you dislike?

Non-pro edition does not allow for multiple tabs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to query tables and lookup tables in a much quicker fashion.

DbVis review by Jack C.
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"Average SQL software"

What do you like best?

We use this software because it is cheap and good enough I suppose.

What do you dislike?

The worst thing is they took away the error checking feature where it highlights the line and location of the SQL error. It was available in 9.5

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Run our SQL queries

DbVis review by User in Internet
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"Database Tool!"

What do you like best?

This is again one of great tools to use for database developers and admins. It has all database tool required features.

It can give schema, ER diagrams. Export and import functionalities work great. Connections can be stored, SSH connections also possible. We can profile the connections with different fonts, colors etc. It also has query builders, execution history features to retrieve previously executed SQLs. It runs on all operating systems so thats an advantage to use the same software even when machine is changed.

What do you dislike?

It does all the minimum required works. The free version does not support many cool features like executing multiple sql statements etc. as its licensed version does. But that's why its free :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a database tool then this one has almost all the required functionalities for a database developer like any other client software. So try it and use it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this to connect to oracle databases and implementing PL SQL objects, for query executions.

DbVis review by User in Internet
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"Great tool for querying data"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, fast to learn, no problems with picking up where you left off after leaving the program. Fast upgrades / updates.

What do you dislike?

Not entirely intuitive - especially when looking for a specific feature or table.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Query databases

DbVis review by Sridhar G.
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"User"

What do you like best?

Easy Setup.

Simple tool layout

Good for handling XML in tables

What do you dislike?

I dint see anything bad as of now. Will update as when I find one

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Handling XML data in tables

DbVis review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great tool for accessing tables and writing queries"

What do you like best?

Great tool for accessing tables and writing queries. Best features are - wizard to create database connection, copy header name with data, run multiple queries and there are many.

What do you dislike?

You can't run multiple queries in free version. for large data set this sometime give heap space issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it in our insurance company project development which calculates commission for agents.

DbVis review by User in Government Administration
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"Free easy tool. (used free version)"

What do you like best?

Easy installation. Free of cost. Good for small project.

What do you dislike?

As far as my experience I did not find anything to dislike about.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

if anyone need quick access to DB. This is it. It helped to quickly install for free and access DB as it was needed.

DbVis review by Sarma K.
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"DBVisualizer at its best"

What do you like best?

This tool is very good and performance is pretty good,i use this tool day to day for writing the quires,stored procedures etc. Look and feel is pretty good

What do you dislike?

This works perfectly fine for DB2 but for other databases, its little hard. Finding the DB drivers and installing the is difficult

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i use this to interact with Database

DbVis review by Peter B.
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"All in one Database Management Tool"

What do you like best?

I used this a few years ago and it really helped me when trying to manage and write queries across multiple database platforms. From that perspective, this is a good tool.

What do you dislike?

It's missing some basic functionality that I wish it had like adding users and creating databases. If those features were added, this would be a 10.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you support multiple database platforms, this tool is worth a try. It doesn't do all of the basic things that I would like (see dislikes), but it is very helpful for querying across multiple platforms.

DbVis review by User in Capital Markets
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"Excellent all-purpose tool"

What do you like best?

For database querying/manipulation across different database types, I only really need this one app. It's fast enough, and easy to use. I don't need to install/learn proprietary db management tools for 90% of the cases. It's also cross-platform so I can use it on different machines and get the same interface.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support situations such as needing to create database, manage users, etc. This is fine though, since those cases are rare. Viewing data and running queries is a lot more common.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good tool if you work with data on different database systems

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