The SharingAlpha platform was in the early development phase, and the team knew they would need an effective method to compare database schemas and shift updates from development to production. There were not that many tools for MySQL databases that would address their needs in the optimal way. The free tools they were using previously had a few common problems:
A thorough study of available commercial solutions gave them a viable option - dbForge Studio for MySQL. It was a tool that allowed them to venture far beyond regular schema comparison. The SharingAlpha team started using the Studio to view and update data, create and test stored procedures, build queries and conveniently export their results for marketing purposes.
dbForge Studio completely eliminated the challenges that hindered fast and efficient database administration. It made all updates totally seamless for the platform users. Data access became extremely simple, managed either by directly opening up a table or writing a quick set of SQL statements. The primary benefits noted by Yuval included the interface, rich features, ease of use, stability, and good support.