- The software is really smart
- Good documentation for your support
- A good help to organize your data
- Price not so high
- Great Blog (see below)
- More databases are supported
- Some security stuff should be implemented: I would like that a scheme with the minimum privileges could describe objects of other users
- Some performance issue should be optimized: The more data you have to import in Dataedo, the more time you have to wait. This is a not scalable solution. The import flow should be divided into more steps: one for each type
- The code of Triggers, Procedure and Functions need to be absolutely shown in the final doc.
- The type of objects reported in the final document is too low: are missing, for example, Packages, Types, Jobs, Index etc.
Just to understand what I mean, the following picture is taken from Toad and show you what Dataedo report in it documentation (in red) and which are the types that Oracle use
|Oracle type of object|
So, in my opinion, the software is good but not enough mature. I think that Dataedo could become a really powerful software for documenting an Oracle schema, but a lot of work should be done.
Pay attention, please. Those impressions are based on what I saw until now. Dataedo5 has more than simply this. I'll try to explore them in the next months.
There is a thing I want to speak about, before the next post: the Dataedo Blog. You can find some really interesting post like "6 Useful Oracle Data Dictionary Queries Every DBA Should Have"