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Reviewed Software Tools for Developers and DBAs

Index


Developer Tools

TOAD


Quest Software
Tool for Oracle Application Developers, a very popular tool with a large user base. Includes SQL Editor, Schema Browser, Procedure Editor, SQL Modeler.
Updated for release 9.7!

KeepTool


Tools for Oracle Databses
KeepTool's tools are a suite of user-friendly, well-architected, resource-frugal components designed to fit your enterprise's Oracle-centric roles, be they modelers, architects, developers, DBAs or even data operators. Costs: Hora is €599. ER-Diagrammer is €249. PL/SQL-Debugger is €189.
Updated for release 7.2!

SQL Insight


Isidian Technologies, Inc.
SQL Insight is a tool aimed at writing good code and performance tuning existing code. Costs: SQL Insight Standard edition retails for $395, whilst the Professional edition is $595. The professional edition is available as an academic licence for $US89.
Updated for release 3.0!

DBAConnect


DataSparc, Inc.
DBAConnect from DataSparc provides convenient administration of your Oracle database through any web browser.
It costs $799 for first license copy; $99.00 for additional licenses. This price includes 3 months E-Mail support.

PL/SQL Developer


Allround Automations
PLSQL Developer from Allround Automations is an Oracle programming environment that comes with almost every feature you'll need "out of the box". This version 6.0 came close to geting our higest rating of 5 stars. The price is just $180 + $60 for a year of upgrades and technical support.

RapidSQL


Embarcadero

RapidSQL supports multiple databases transparently, integrates with Source Code Control tools, helps you manage your projects, provides build management, produces wonderful reports on any database object(s), and it has excellent help and support. Costs $695 per seat plus $200 support and upgrades.

DeZign


Heraut
An effective tool to create ER diagrams and to generate schema scripts. Useful for database architects and database programmers who want to start database designing. Supports Oracle, ANSI Level2, dBase, IBM DB2, Informix, Ingres etc. Costs $139

SQL Navigator


Quest Software
SQL Navigator is a powerful, lightweight tool built around an advanced PL/SQL editor with a GUI object browser giving users quick access to database objects and the ability to make PL/SQL editing and testing fast and effortless. Costs $795, supports Oracle 7.1 or later.
Version 4.1 now available!

Spotlight on Oracle E-Business Suite


Quest Software
This product is designed to help the administrators of Oracle E-Business Suite to meet the expectations of your users, and to chronize updates from development staff and from Oracle. Pricing starts at $5,760.



DBA Tools

TOAD


Quest Software
Tool for Oracle Application Developers, a very popular tool with a large user base. Includes SQL Editor, Schema Browser, Procedure Editor, SQL Modeler.
Updated for release 9.7

Keeptool


Tools for Oracle Databses
KeepTool's tools are a suite of user-friendly, well-architected, resource-frugal components designed to fit your enterprise's Oracle-centric roles, be they modellers, architects, developers, DBAs or even data operators. Costs: Hora is €599. ER-Diagrammer is €249. PL/SQL-Debugger is €189.
Updated for release 7.2!

DB Tools


SoftTree Technologies
A comprehensive set of 22 tools. Included are a PL/SQL Editor and Debugger, SQL and application profiler, user and storage management tools, Oracle capacity and resource plans management, test data generation, benchmarking, scheduled job management and profiling and so on.
Updated for DBTools 5.0.4

Knowledge Base for Oracle Administration


Quest Software
A must have online reference/companion for any Oracle DBA. Saves time searching books for syntax, troubleshooting and research. Great error message guide for developers, plus a comprehensive study guide for Oracle7, 8, & 8i OCP exams with test questions. Costs $395 including 12 months support and software updates.

SmartDBA Cockpit


BMC
SmartDBA Cockpit helps you manage your Oracle databases from the convenience of your Web Browser. It allows you to interactively access and administer your databases remotely, and has almost all the features for the day to day working of DBAs.
Web DBA used to cost $995.
SmartDBA Cockpit was previously known as WebDBA.

ManageIT


CA
ManageIT improves database management productivity by the use of a common graphical interface. It streamlines administration tasks like object, user and space management. Costs $795, supports Oracle v7.2 and later, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Informix and UDB databases

Spotlight on Oracle E-Business Suite


Quest Software
This product is designed to help the administrators of Oracle E-Business Suite to meet the expectations of your users, and to chronize updates from development staff and from Oracle. Pricing starts at $5,760.

LECCO SQL Expert


Quest (previously LECCOTECH, Inc.)
This product primarily provides an environment for optimizing SQL code, but also supports other development features.
Costs around 1,250 per seat.



Utilities

DBDiff for Oracle


DKG Advanced Solutions
DBDiff for Oracle is a database utility that performs a comparison between two Oracle databases. Costs $285.


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