dbForge Studio for SQL Server 5.3.56reviewed by Tony Hill (rating: 4.5/5) on
Note: review was written for version 5.3.56 of DbForge Studio for SQL Server
dbForge Studio for SQL Server is a SQL Server database management tool. It comes packed with features, enabling database administrators, developers and other users, for an easier and faster database management, and thus aiding to a higher productivity, when working with SQL Server databases.
Upon installation, you will be given the option to choose, which file extensions you want to associate with the program, and also an option to optimize startup by generating native images for all assemblies during the installation process or generating them in the background while running the application.
Interface is very professional looking and similar to SQL Server Management Studio. It uses dockable elements and tabs, and also includes skin tool, which enables you to change its look to a number of supported themes.
It offers many features that SQL Server Management Studio lack, like editing retrieved data, sorting data by clicking on row headers, along with importing and exporting data to a number of different formats, like HTML, Excel and others.
Advanced SQL Coding Assistance allows for easier SQL statement writing, and with a Query Builder tool, you can also visually construct complex queries, without manually writing any SQL code.
dbForge Studio for SQL also allows you to implement a version control, by linking a database to a source control system, which will allow you to easily recover from any database integrity issues, view change history and similar.
This are only some of the features, that this software offers. All in all, dbForge Studio for SQL Server can prove very useful to someone who is administering and otherwise regularly working with SQL Server databases, as their work will be done faster and also simplified greatly.
• A lot of features • Easier and faster database management
• Intended for users with database knowledge background
What's new in this version
• New comparison options • Comparison and synchronization of memory-optimized tables • Command-line interface for the scripts folder comparison • Database creation right in the Schema Comparison Wizard • Extended comparison reports functionality • Support for SECURITY POLICY objects
• .NET Framework 4.0 or higher installed •
2GHz or higher processor •
1024 MB RAM •
200 MB of free space