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Compare and deploy SQL Server database contents

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Introduction to SQL Data Compare

SQL Data Compare is the industry-standard tool for comparing and deploying SQL Server database contents.

You can work with live databases, backups, or SQL scripts in source control. With the command line interface you can automate tasks and schedule comparisons to easily create an audit trail. Damaged or missing data can be restored to a single row, without the need for a full database recovery.

SQL Data Compare helps you compare and deploy changes quickly, simply, and with zero errors.

Try SQL Data Compare free for 14 days

Pricing information

$495

per user

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Key features

Do all this with SQL Data Compare Standard

  • Save time comparing and synchronizing data
  • Copy lookup data from development databases to staging or production
  • Generate T-SQL scripts to update one database with the contents of another
  • Keep an accurate history of all previous database records
  • Compare and synchronize data from within SQL Server Management Studio
  • Deploy to SQL Server, SQL Azure, and SQL Server on Amazon RDS

Do even more with SQL Data Compare Pro

  • Quickly fix problems by restoring damaged or missing data to a single row

  • Deploy databases from source control

  • Compare and synchronize from backup files

  • Command line automation

  • Run SQL Data Compare on your build server for continuous integration (with the SQL Automation Pack)

Full list of features

What can I compare and synchronise?StandardPro
SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, SQL Azure, & SQL Server on Amazon RDS databases
Native, encrypted, & compressed SQL Server 2005, 2008, & 2012 backup files
SQL Server 2014 backup files
Red Gate SQL Backup Pro files
Folders of SQL scripts (for source control)
FeaturesStandardPro
Compare and deploy changes to SQL Server database contents
Compare and synchronize data from within SSMS
Automatically create error-free synchronization scripts
Build sophisticated rules to selectively limit what to synchronize
Index view support so data differences are seen on both views and tables
Comparison on primary keys and unique indexes so you can define identical rows
Custom comparison keys to compare databases based on any field
Pivot-view difference navigation to display row data as columns
Comparison and synchronization of large databases
Create an audit trail by comparing backups
Backup target database before changes are migrated
Command line automation on your local dev machine
(If you're using the command line on a build server, you'll need the SQL Automation Pack)
Fast table, column, or row level restore of damaged or missing data

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Select what you want to compare

Select what you want to compare

Select data to deploy

Select data to deploy

Create a deployment script

Create a deployment script

The databases are identical

The databases are identical

Compare and deploy database contents from within SSMS

Compare and deploy database contents from within SSMS

Case study

Case Study

“I synchronize scripts and changes across anywhere from 2 to 200 databases at the same time using SQL Compare Pro and SQL Data Compare Pro.”
— John Trumbul, Senior Software Engineer, Lumidata

Lumidata uses SQL Data Compare Pro as part of the SQL Toolbelt.

Find out how John Trumbul saved a half-year of a developer's salary in his first three months of using the SQL Toolbelt.

Read the case study (PDF)

Automated data syncing with SQL Data Compare and TeamCity

Software architect and Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt uses SQL Data Compare to sync data back down from production, to his test and development environments.

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Troy Hunt

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