When comparing DBeaver vs dbForge Studio for Oracle, the Slant community recommends dbForge Studio for Oracle for most people. In the question“What are the best SQL Clients for Windows?” dbForge Studio for Oracle is ranked 1st while DBeaver is ranked 2nd. The most important reason people chose dbForge Studio for Oracle is:
Has full IDE features for PL/SQL such as: - Automatic code completion - Code snippets - Quick information on schema objects - Document outline for navigation - Smart formatting of SQL code
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It it licensed under GPL v2.
Supported on Windows (2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10), Linux, Mac OS and Solaris (x86)
Pro Formatted text view
It has the classic grid view and a well-organized text view that you can quick-select with CTRL-A.
Pro Works for many types of databases
MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Sybase, Java DB (Derby), Firebird (Interbase), Derby (JavaDB), SQLite, Mimer, HSQLDB, H2, IBM Informix, Teradata, SAP MAX DB, Cache, Ingres, Linter, Vertica, MongoDB, Cassandra, ODBC, Any JDBC compliant data source
Pro Follow foreign key to their primary key
If you have a table with a foreign key you can click on it to see the table row where this key references to.
Pro Easy to use, clean neat inteface
Pro IDE features
Has full IDE features for PL/SQL such as:
- Automatic code completion
- Code snippets
- Quick information on schema objects
- Document outline for navigation
- Smart formatting of SQL code
Pro Oracle PL/SQL Debugger
Pro You can execute stored programs step-by-step
Using the PL/SQL debugger you can execute queries step-by-step. Using breakpoints, evaluating and modifying variables or by analyzing the active stack of your PL/SQL program.
Pro Great overall functionality
dbForge Studio offers a very complete set of features.
Pro Has an easy to use object manager
Pro Very complete refactoring function
dbForge has a very complete refactoring function that leverages their dependency capability. Change a column name or attribute and it is reflected throughout the entire design.
Pro Query Builder
Pro Great dependency analysis and refactoring functions
dbForge has great dependency analysis and refactoring functions. Each object, whether table or view, has a child object that is the list of all other objects that reference the table or view in question. Indispensable for large database design.
Pro Can deploy an entire project or only the required changes to the server
Pro Manages different database versions
Pro Query profiler
You can find any issues that slow down your queries using the query profiler. Once you detect these issues you can change your SQL and optimize the queries.
Pro Great data manipulation features
Pro Schema Import/Export
Pro Oracle database management
Pro Support for JSON data
Pro Support for Google Sheets
Pro Documenter feature for documenting and presentation of the Oracle schemas.
Pro Data generator feature
Con Cannnot view function
Con Trigger edition
Until version 3.5.8 you can not edit triggers, only view (since 3.5.6).