dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server History

21-Feb-12 Release of dbForge Schema Compare 3.0

See the highlights of dbForge Schema Compare 3.0 in What's New section.

08-Feb-10 Release of dbForge Schema Compare 2.00

Support of native SQL Server backups

This will allow you to use native SQL Server backups as a metadata source.

Version control system integration for database change tracking

This will allow tracking your database changes by placing schema snapshots under a version control system. This feature will be integrated with most popular version control systems.

Database synchronization via command line

This will allow you to synchronize databases in automatic mode via command line.

Generating comparison and synchronization reports

This will allow you to save and publish differences between databases to produce reports.

Synchronization of database properties

A database will be synchronized as an object and you will see what changes have been made to the database.

Character-oriented comparison

Even a single different character in DDL of compared objects is highlighted in the text comparer to save the user's time and efforts.

Standard and Professional product editions available

You can select only required tools and save your money.

17-Sep-09 New features in dbForge Schema Compare 1.50

Table data verification after synchronization

dbForge Schema Compare 1.50 checks table data after synchronization and notifies if any data loss has happened. This approach facilitates table modification giving more control and safety. With data verification capability developers can be sure that table changes as common as table recreation or changing data types in table columns are protected with timely detection of any data losses.

The full comparison and synchronization - all database objects are supported

dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server can compare and synchronize all database objects in SQL Server 2000, 2005, and 2008 databases preserving high performance and safety. The expanded object support offers cross-version comparison and exempts developers from limitations based on the list of supported objects.

Support of schema snapshots

One more major novelty in dbForge Schema Compare 1.50 is capability to make schema snapshots and compare them with each other or with a live database. Snapshots open up possibilities to develop databases without a direct connection to SQL Servers saving time and traffic. In addition, snapshots greatly contribute to version control of databases, producing a simple way for any member of the development team to compare and analyze the changes made to the database.

Improved stability

Multiple bug fixes result in better dbForge Schema Compare stability guaranteeing smoother comparison and synchronization of any schemas.

05-Jun-09 New features in dbForge Schema Compare 1.10

Faster comparison of database objects

The tests proved that dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server 1.10 compares databases twice faster than the previous version did. This improvement is of great value especially for comparison of large databases. For example, Schema Compare for SQL Server 1.10 compared databases located on SQL Server 2008 and containing 958 tables, 60 views, 3736 stored procedures, and 469 functions in 1:24 min that is 1:56 min faster than comparison with the previous version.

Synchronization of object permissions

Now permissions granted on a specific object can be compared and synchronized along with the object itself.

RULE and DEFAULT support

SQL Server RULE and DEFAULT objects can be compared and synchronized now.

Improved table synchronization

Special processing in table synchronization wad added to prevent data loss in several cases.

25-Mar-09 The 1st release of dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server