We performed a comparison between IBM Rational System Architect and IDERA ER/Studio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems, erwin by Quest , Planview and others in Enterprise Architecture Management.
"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."
"It does the job."
"The data modeling and reverse engineering features are most important to us."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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