Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


best data modeling tool


best data modeling tool

Author
Message
ekant_alone
ekant_alone
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 110 Visits: 468
Hello,
I am looking for a cheap and highly efficient data modeling tool for my SQL server 2008 r2 and 2012 environment. my employer's infr contains postgres, oracle and SQL server. I need a tool which can create data diagrams of the existing DB, and other data modeling tasks,
Does any one has any advice.
Jeff Moden
Jeff Moden
SSC-Forever
SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)SSC-Forever (45K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 45464 Visits: 39948
The words "Cheap" and "Highly Efficient" are usually mutually exclusive. If you have 3 different RDBMSs like you say, it'll be worth your company spending some money.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
ekant_alone
ekant_alone
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 110 Visits: 468
i understand that, I specifically looking a tool for SQL server and cheap because i need to convince financial people in the company. However can you advice some names?
TheSQLGuru
TheSQLGuru
SSCertifiable
SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 6016 Visits: 8314
ekant_alone (10/10/2013)
Hello,
I am looking for a cheap and highly efficient data modeling tool for my SQL server 2008 r2 and 2012 environment. my employer's infr contains postgres, oracle and SQL server. I need a tool which can create data diagrams of the existing DB, and other data modeling tasks,
Does any one has any advice.


The best data modeling tool (regardless of platform) in my opinion is Embarcadero's ERStudio. CA's ERWin is another that is used by quite a few out there.

There truly is NO cheap option for this, especially since you need cross-platform. Take Oracle and postgres out and ERStudio is VERY affordable for just a SQL Server license.

Best,

Kevin G. Boles
SQL Server Consultant
SQL MVP 2007-2012
TheSQLGuru at GMail
mayurkb
mayurkb
SSC Journeyman
SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)SSC Journeyman (88 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 88 Visits: 238
I use CA'a ERwin and I love it.
Grant Fritchey
Grant Fritchey
SSCoach
SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)SSCoach (17K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17651 Visits: 32273
Another vote for Embarcadero ER Studio. It's a very solid tool.

You might also want to look at SQL Dependency Tracker from Red Gate. It's not a modeling tool, but it's a great way to understand how a database is put together, how the stored procs and views are referencing each other, etc.

DISCLAIMER: I work for Red Gate.

----------------------------------------------------
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
Theodore Roosevelt

The Scary DBA
Author of: SQL Server Query Performance Tuning and SQL Server Execution Plans
Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software
TheSQLGuru
TheSQLGuru
SSCertifiable
SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)SSCertifiable (6K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 6016 Visits: 8314
Grant Fritchey (10/13/2013)
Another vote for Embarcadero ER Studio. It's a very solid tool.

You might also want to look at SQL Dependency Tracker from Red Gate. It's not a modeling tool, but it's a great way to understand how a database is put together, how the stored procs and views are referencing each other, etc.

DISCLAIMER: I work for Red Gate.


I don't work for Red Gate and I will second what Grant says about Dependency Tracker. You can get some very nice graphical output from that tool!

Best,

Kevin G. Boles
SQL Server Consultant
SQL MVP 2007-2012
TheSQLGuru at GMail
ekant_alone
ekant_alone
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (110 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 110 Visits: 468
thank you so much. Yes, imy manager is also inclined towards Red Gate product
robert.gerald.taylor
robert.gerald.taylor
Ten Centuries
Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1332 Visits: 1399
I've always found ERWin to be a good modeling tool, though it is moderately pricey. I had a coworker who swore by Sybase's PowerDesigner.

Rob
happycat59
happycat59
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 3566 Visits: 3113
I have been using Enterprise Architect for a while - it can import the definition for tables, views, functions etc from database that you can connect to using ODBC. The result is a representation of the source system and it includes relationship between tables (foreign keys) and also things like views and tables - so you end up with a very rich picture of what it using/related to what, which is really useful.

And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg - which is also pretty handy.



Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search