According to Redmond Magazine's new article Redmond Roundup: Tooling Around in Your Database, Altova DatabaseSpy is the Redmond Roundup Champion and beats both Toad for SQL Server and Embarcadero DBArtisan - two products that are over four times more expensive:
The article highlights different aspects of each database tool and comes to the conclusion:
"Each tool has its strengths. DatabaseSpy is the best overall in terms of range of features."
The editors further have this to say about Altova DatabaseSpy:
"At $139 [actually, the correct price is $149] for a permanent license, Database Spy is one of the last great deals available. While it's not perfect, it lets you do anything you may need to do with your databases. If this one doesn't meet all your needs, Altova has a number of other discrete tools for analyzing and modifying database structures.
Overall, Database Spy provides virtually all of the features anyone could need to supplement products that store, log or analyze data in relational databases."
I couldn't agree more - to read the full article click here...
To try DatabaseSpy for free, please download the 30-day fully-featured eval version here.