File, Data, Schema and SQL Comparison Tools

Developers, testers, and clients find these data tools to be extremely useful to support efficient testing and to ensure quality releases.

Redgate SQL Compare

Being an IT Consultant company, RSI’s works with a wide range of clients that come from many different industries.  Numerous of RSI clients have multiple databases and development environments which are critical to continually keep all of the data in sync. This is where Redgate SQL and Schema Compare products come in handy.

Schema Compare is a great tool, it allows you to compare tables, views, functions, sequences, packages, stored procedures and other database objects between two schemas/databases. It will report any discrepancies between schemas such as missing or mismatching stored procedures, tables, triggers, columns, indexes and constraints. The database allows developers to create scripts that cleanly and efficiently update the structure of database objects based on successful development updates.

A client’s database tends to be cumbersome with some tables containing hundreds of thousands or even millions of files/ records. By being able to detect differences in data amongst different versions may be impossible without the use of sophisticated and efficient tools such as Schema and SQL Compare.

SQL Compare is a tool used to compare and synchronize SQL Server database structures. It is used by over 150,000 database administrators, developers and testers. SQL Compare automates the process of distributing database changes made on a local database to testing, staging or live databases on remote servers analyzing over a million rows of data between two tables and reporting all differences in just a few minutes. By utilizing this tool, it is incredibly helpful with development as well as ensuring any new process does not alter existing data unnecessarily.

Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you’re interested in and ignore those you’re not. You can merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records. A multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Large files with many data items is a standard development practice used before deployment to detect code, data, and requirement issues caused by differences.

During Unit or QA Testing cycles, it is critical to ensure clients data is only changed when expected and not otherwise changed throughout releases of software. This is a difficult challenge without a powerful tool such as Beyond Compare. This tool can run through thousands of files to identify new files or edits within the file. The user can identify keys, sort, edit along with other useful features. The tools can work with SQL, Python Scripts, Perl, XML, PDFs, Word Documents, Java, COBOL, C# source code as well as compare file directories, audio files and pictures.

Developers, Testers, and clients find this tool to be extremely useful to support efficient testing and to ensure quality releases.  Want to learn more?  Contact RSI