Oracle SQL Developer Alternative

Improve and expand your Oracle SQL development capabilities with dbForge Studio for Oracle! Our Oracle database IDE provides a bunch of advantages in comparison with Oracle SQL Developer, including smart PL/SQL coding with code completion, SQL query tuning, data and schema comparison, data export/import, and much more. Check out the features of both tools compared below. You can find the detailed description of all features of dbForges Studio for Oracle on the Features page.

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Features

Oracle Database Connectivity

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Support for Oracle versions from 10 to 19с
Yes
Yes
Ability to use several Oracle Homes in a single application
Yes
Yes
Instant Client support
Yes
Yes
Optional direct access mode for establishing connections without Oracle client software
Yes
Yes
Working with Oracle on Amazon RDS
Yes
Yes
Unicode support
Yes
Yes
Connection color
Yes
Yes
Proxy connection
Yes
Yes
OS authentication
Yes
Yes
Kerberos authentication
None
Yes
Cloud connections
None
Yes
Support for server connection via IPv6
None
Yes
Data miner connection
None
Yes

Administration and Maintenance

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Comprehensive Security Manager to administer user accounts and privileges
Yes
Yes
Comprehensive Security Manager to administer user accounts and privileges
Yes
Yes
Session manager for monitoring active Oracle server connections and tracing user sessions
None
Yes
Event Monitor for monitoring Oracle database alerts and pipe messages
Yes
Yes
Manage database
None
Yes
Hadoop integration
None
Yes

Data Analysis

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Data reports
Yes
Yes
Display table data representing Parent-Child dependencies (Master-Detail Browser)
Yes
None
Data report generation wizard
Yes
None
Data report designer
Yes
Yes
Pivot table designer
Yes
None
Chat report
Yes
Yes
Chat building wizard
Yes
None
Data search on a live database
Yes
Yes
Automate report generation and distribution (command line support)
Yes
None

Data Editor

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Asynchronous data fetch with ability to cancel the operation
Yes
Yes
Batch table update mode when changes are accumulated and applied explicitly
Yes
None
Copying data with column headers for quick pasting to spreadsheet
None
Yes
Custom data filters of any complexity
Yes
None
Date time editor with visual interface
Yes
Yes
Foreign key lookup editor for easy editing of fields referencing other tables
Yes
None
Free copying of any block of data to clipboard
Yes
Yes
Full-text search (Ctrl+F) in data grid
Yes
Yes
Graphical card view
Yes
Yes
Grouping by arbitrary columns
Yes
None
Incremental search (Ctrl+I) through data grid
Yes
None
Large objects (LOB) editor
Yes
Yes
Multi-table query result set editing
Yes
Yes
Paginal data browsing for large result sets
Yes
None
Printing of data
Yes
Yes
Quick filter feature available for each data cell
Yes
Yes
Record numbering option
Yes
Yes
Read-only state indication
Yes
None
Report, chart building directly from data editor
Yes
Yes
Pivot building directly from data editor
Yes
None
Server-side sorting and filtering to help dealing with large data sets
Yes
None
Visible columns picking dialog box
Yes
Yes
Editing of multiple execution results of one script on separate tabs
Yes
Yes
Cached updates mode
Yes
None
Display of data type and size
Yes
None
Spatial/Map view
Yes
Yes
Auto commit option
Yes
Yes

Database Explorer

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Multiple database connections allowed
Yes
None
Asynchronous connecting to server with ability to cancel the operation
Yes
Yes
Browse and navigate through objects
Yes
Yes
Detailed object properties and data browsing in Object Viewer window
Yes
Yes
Dependency tree browsing for each object
Yes
None
Quick template script generation for selected object: SELECT, INSERT, EXECUTE, etc.
Yes
None
Customizable DDL generation via wizard
Yes
Yes
'Send To' command for quick sending of tables to Query Builder, Data Report, and other tools
Yes
None
Quick access to object privileges (GRANT) from the popup menu
Yes
None
Multi-selection for batch operations on objects
Yes
Yes
Database navigation history
Yes
None
Find and Recompile Invalid Objects functionality
Yes
None
Cart for different objects
None
Yes
OWA Output
None
Yes
Compare object with other file
None
Yes

Database Projects

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Database Projects
Yes
None
New project wizard with import from an existing database
Yes
None
Project Explorer window for managing project files
Yes
None
Schema View window for browsing logical project structure
Yes
None
Project export into one of multiple scripts
Yes
None
Multiple build configurations
Yes
None
Single-click project deployment on the server
Yes
None
Workspace saving
Yes
None

Oracle Debugger

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
PL/SQL code debugging
Yes
Yes
Script debugging
Yes
Yes
Step Into, Step Over, and Step Out commands for step-by-step execution
Yes
Yes
Breakpoints support for procedures, functions, triggers, and scripts
Yes
Yes
Breakpoints window
Yes
Yes
Call Stack window with navigation
Yes
Yes
Watches window for variable evaluation
Yes
Yes

Data export to:

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
CSV
Yes
Yes
XML
Yes
Yes
Text
Yes
Yes
XLS
Yes
Yes
XLSX
Yes
Yes
PDF
Yes
Yes
DBF
Yes
None
HTML
Yes
Yes
RTF
Yes
None
MDB (Access)
Yes
None
ODBC
Yes
None
T2
None
Yes
SQL
Yes
Yes
Schema View window for browsing logical project structure
Yes
None
JSON
Yes
Yes
Google Sheets
Yes
None
Loader
None
Yes
Export data from multiple tables at once
Yes
Yes
Export data from command line interface
Yes
None

Data import from:

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
CSV
Yes
Yes
XML
Yes
None
Text
Yes
Yes
XLS
Yes
Yes
XLSX
Yes
Yes
DSV
None
Yes
DBF
Yes
None
JSON
Yes
None
Google Sheets
Yes
None
MDB (Access)
Yes
None
ODBC
Yes
None
Import data from the command-line interface
Yes
None
Templates for exporting and importing
Yes
None

Table Designer

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Flat table editor
Yes
None
Convenient editor for foreign keys
Yes
Yes
Partitioning support
Yes
Yes
Full-text search on the column grid
Yes
Yes
Schema changes can be viewed before updating database
Yes
Yes
Heuristics helps define data type of new columns
Yes
Yes
Temporal validity
Yes
None

Object Editor

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Create and manipulate database objects through graphical interface
Yes
None
Visual editors for the following schema object types:
Database link
Yes
Yes
Public Database link
None
Yes
Cluster
Yes
None
Check constraint
Yes
Yes
Foreign key
Yes
Yes
Index
Yes
Yes
Materialized view
Yes
None
Materialized view log
Yes
None
Package
Yes
Yes
Sequence
Yes
Yes
Stored function
Yes
Yes
Stored procedure
Yes
Yes
Synonym
Yes
Yes
Public Synonym
None
Yes
Table
Yes
Yes
Trigger
Yes
Yes
Unique key
Yes
Yes
User type
Yes
None
View
Yes
None
Editions
None
Yes
Java
None
Yes
OLAP option
None
Yes
Queues
None
Yes
Queue tables
None
Yes
Analytic Views
Yes
None
Directories
None
Yes
Schedules
None
Yes
RDF Semantic Graph
Yes
None
XML DB Repository
None
Yes
XML schema
Yes
yes
All schema objects search based on a variety of parameters
Yes
Yes
Object refactoring
Yes
Yes

Visual Query Builder

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Query Builder
Yes
Yes
Keyboard Support
Yes
None
Zooming
Yes
None
The state-of-art diagram
Yes
None
Preview and printing of the diagram
Yes
None
Visual addition of sub-queries to any part of the main query
Yes
Yes
Query outline (displayed in Document Outline window)
Yes
None
Visual editing of sub-queries
Yes
Yes
Expression builder for creating complex conditions
Yes
None
Copy/Paste for tables on the diagram
Yes
None
Undo/Redo support
Yes
None

Visual Query Profiler

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
PL/SQL profiling to detect code performance bottlenecks
Yes
None
Visual SQL explain plan
Yes
Yes
Session statistics displayed in a UI
Yes
None
Plan of the query displayed in the tree view for easy review
Yes
Yes
Profiling history that can be saved for further analysis
Yes
None
Compare profiling results feature with differences highlight
Yes
None
Profiling results printing
Yes
None

Schema comparison and synchronization

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Comparing objects
Yes
Yes
Comparing and synchronizing data in databases of virtually any size
Yes
Yes
Comparison of tables, views, materialized views, and custom queries
Yes
Yes
Custom comparison keys support
Yes
None
Option for BLOB data comparison
Yes
None
Comparison results filtering
Yes
None
Data synchronization script generation
Yes
Yes
Per record viewing of data differences
Yes
Yes
Excluding tables and records from synchronization
Yes
Yes
Command-line interface for data comparison and synchronization
Yes
None
Generating accurate comparison reports in HTML and Excel formats
Yes
None
You can learn the full feature list for data comparison tool
Yes
None
Big set of options
Yes
None
Ability to compare snapshot and versioned snapshot
Yes
None
Comparison of object types
Yes
Yes
Materialized view/Materialized view logs compare
Yes
Yes
TFS 2015 support
Yes
None

Schema Export and Import

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Comprehensive Oracle database schema export wizard
Yes
Yes
Comprehensive Oracle database schema import wizard
Yes
None
Export of Oracle object definition schemas and their data
Yes
Yes
Reverse engineer objects DDL including roles, permissions to recreate objects in a different db/schema
Yes
None
Schema export projects to save settings for future use
Yes
None
Zip compression for export output files
Yes
Yes
Command-line support for automating schema export
Yes
None
Error and status logging
Yes
None
Export to single file, separate file, separate directories, type file, worksheet, clipboard
None
Yes

SQL Editing and Execution

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Automatic SQL syntax check
Yes
Yes
Code outlining with support of user-defined collapsing regions
Yes
None
Code Snippets
Yes
Yes
Customizable SQL formatting and code beautifier
Yes
Yes
Execute current statement
Yes
Yes
Wildcard expansion
Yes
None
Quick information about schema objects
Yes
None
Parameter information for stored routines
Yes
None
Quick access to favorite templates from SQL editor
Yes
None
SQL editor with syntax coloring, bookmarks, and text searching
Yes
Yes
Document Outline window for quick navigation through large scripts
Yes
None
Execution of scripts, selected SQL fragments, and statements
Yes
Yes
One-step access to a schema object editor from code (go to definition)
Yes
None
Executed SQL history window for the document
Yes
Yes
Read-only mode
Yes
Yes
Backup and recovery different file types
Yes
None

Code Completion

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Name suggestions for major objects
Yes
Yes
Name suggestions for advanced objects
Yes
None
Smart filtering in the suggestion list
Yes
None
Context-sensitive suggestion of keywords
Yes
None
Database context detection
Yes
None
Semi-transparent view of the suggestion box
Yes
None
Individual word recognition in CamelCase identifiers
Yes
None
Column picker for quick list building
Yes
None
JOIN clause auto generation
Yes
None
Auto-generation of table aliases
Yes
None

Database Design

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Visual Database Designer
Yes
Yes
Visualization of tables, views, stored procedures
Yes
Yes
Easy access to database objects for viewing their properties, editing, retrieving data, executing stored routines, etc.
Yes
Yes
Support for IDEF1X and IE notations
Yes
Yes
Customizable diagram look and feel with skin support
Yes
None
Smart ER Diagram layout
Yes
None
Schema View window for browsing logical project structure
Yes
None
Diagram export to different image formats
Yes
Yes
Searching database objects on diagram
Yes
None
Organizing diagram shapes with containers
Yes
Yes
Optional displaying of table constraints and triggers
Yes
None
Integration with Document Outline window
Yes
None
Integration with Document Outline window
Yes
None
Diagram navigation with Diagram Overview window
Yes
Yes
Notes for adding your comments to the diagram
Yes
None
Compare/merge diagrams
None
Yes
Diagram color
None
Yes

User Interface

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Start page providing easy access to main product features
Yes
Yes
Rich user settings
Yes
Yes
UI skins
Yes
None
Customizable window layout
Yes
Yes
Tool windows with Auto-hide and Float modes
Yes
None
Multiple shortcut schemes with full shortcut customization
Yes
Yes
Syntax highlight customization
Yes
Yes
Tabbed groups for documents
Yes
Yes
Toolbars customization
Yes
Yes
Wizard for sharing common code standards and templates
Yes
None
Styled icons are used by default
Yes
Yes

Data Generation

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Аbility to generate data
Yes
None
Multiple ways to populate data
Yes
None
160+ Meaningful generators
Yes
None
User-defined generators
Yes
None
Real-time preview of generated data
Yes
None

Database Documenter

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Database Doc
Yes
Yes
Object selecting for documentation
Yes
None
HTML format
Yes
Yes
PDF format
Yes
None
Markdown format
Yes
None

Other Features

dbForge Studio*
Oracle SQL Developer*
Digital signature for the installation file
Yes
Yes
Support for PowerShell
Yes
None
Command-line execution file wizard
Yes
Additional tool
Change Manager Support
None
Yes
REST Data Services
None
Yes
DBA Navigator
None
Yes
SVN and GIT connection support
None
Yes
OLAP templates and snippets
None
Yes
Database copy
None
Yes
Migration and cloud migration
None
Yes

*The table above provides comparison of features of dbForge Studio for Oracle, v4.1 Professional Edition with the similar functionality of Oracle SQL Developer 19.