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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational System Architect and IDERA ER/Studio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"There are a lot of features I find valuable, but I think that the metamodel customization is one of the best features that the solution offers."

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"It does the job.""The data modeling and reverse engineering features are most important to us."

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Cons
"The reverse engineering of the database is already there, but in the next release I would like to see some pilot supplied with the solution in order to address any database."

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"What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability.""They allow functionalities to be released before the full tests for catching and correcting errors are completed."

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  • "The price of this product is okay."
  • "On a scale of one to ten, where one is bad and ten is good, I would rate the licensing cost as a seven or eight. It's not too expensive for us."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Unfortunately, those that set up the solution didn't inform the new management and kind-of did it as an experiment. In the end, management decided not to proceed with usage. When we used it, we had it… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Bruce, Could definitely help you if you were using QualiWare as an EA toolset. We have a direct conversion routine that brings everything across (diagram geography, objects, relationships, all… more »
    Top Answer:There are a lot of features I find valuable, but I think that the metamodel customization is one of the best features that the solution offers.
    Top Answer:The data modeling and reverse engineering features are most important to us.
    Top Answer:On a scale of one to ten, where one is bad and ten is good, I would rate the licensing cost as a seven or eight. It's not too expensive for us. We have a license, and I think our contract with the… more »
    Top Answer:With ER/Studio, the roadmap to send us new versions with the new database is slow. I think it could allow us to test and use new database versions faster. Sometimes we get new functionalities like… more »
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    Also Known As
    Rational System Architect
    IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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    Overview
    IBM Rational System Architect is an enterprise architecture solution for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating enterprise architecture and business process analysis. This solution provides decision support, process optimization, and integration into solution delivery. Rational System Architect addresses all aspects of your organization's enterprise architecture, including modeling, publishing, analysis, and execution.

    IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases easily from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between the organization and Information Technology. Organizational stakeholders can take part in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

    Unlike its competition, it provides the broadest range of data platform support, industry-leading enterprise-level capabilities, visual data lineage and flow modeling, full dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence, and business data objects to bridge the gap between developers and data architects. It also provides a complete solution for enterprise architecture and data governance, extensive model change management, unique incorporation of true enterprise data dictionaries, unique linking of constructs across models, integrated visual data lineage import, and integrated data and business process modeling.

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    Sample Customers
    Wuxi Lake Cloud, Nationwide, ETI, IDS Scheer
    Newmont Mining, Entrust, Accolade, TalkTalk, Catalina, Protective Life, NTT Data, dir systèmes, Microsoft; American Express, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Coriant, Fedex, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Prudential, Wells Fargo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Government19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    IBM Rational System Architect is ranked 13th in Enterprise Architecture Management with 1 review while IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 12th in Enterprise Architecture Management with 2 reviews. IBM Rational System Architect is rated 8.0, while IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of IBM Rational System Architect writes "Lots of valuable features, especially the metamodel customization ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA ER/Studio writes "The solution has important reverse engineering features, but it needs a single sign-on feature". IBM Rational System Architect is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, UNICOM System Architect, MEGA HOPEX, erwin Data Modeler by Quest and SAP PowerDesigner, whereas IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler by Quest, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP PowerDesigner, erwin Evolve by Quest and Redgate SQL Toolbelt.

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