The fastest way to compare & deploy SQL Server schemas

Save time comparing and deploying SQL Server database schemas with SQL Compare. Find and fix errors, and create deployment scripts in minutes.

Compare SQL Server schema changes from dev, to test, to production

Compare SQL Server database schemas, large or small, and including Temporal Tables, with advanced filtering of database objects.

You can explore what’s changed in each database object, down to individual lines of SQL. When you’re ready to deploy, you can create an error-free deployment script in minutes.

Troubleshoot database differences and create reports in HTML or Excel.

Deploy with zero errors

SQL Compare scripts dependencies in your database in the right order, to make sure deployment is successful.

You get notifications about any issues, such as data loss, before you deploy.

Deploy changes directly

Migrate individual schema differences, a selection of them, or all of them.

Build sophisticated rules to selectively limit what to deploy.

You can run deployments directly from the UI or command line, save deployment scripts for later use, or automate your deployments using SQL Change Automation.

Find and fix problems in production

To fix errors in your production database, compare it to a backup, scripts in source control, or a database snapshot. You can deploy single objects to fix the issue fast.

If you need to fix static data, use SQL Data Compare to deploy changes without the need for full database recovery.

Introduction to SQL Compare

SQL Compare is the industry standard for comparing and deploying SQL Server database schemas quickly and accurately.

71% of the Fortune 100 use SQL Compare to compare SQL Server databases – because it's relentlessly tested, easy to use, creates flawless deployment scripts, and saves time.

Whether you need to deploy changes or explore the differences between two SQL Server databases, SQL Compare helps you do the job quickly, simply, and with zero errors.

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$515  per user

Limited to manual diffs and syncing of databases


$785  per user

Includes command line support and deployment from source control and backups

Part of the SQL Toolbelt

Success stories

"We’ve freed up the DBA team by 70-80%. That’s the ROI, and the leadership team can understand that too."

Read how Republic Bank streamlined database deployments with SQL Compare, cutting down deployment times from one hour and a quarter to less than 15 minutes and freeing up the DBA team by 70-80%.

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"The whole of the Redgate family are really reliable tools. It gives you results, you know those results are going to be right."

Chris Yates, Serge Krasnay, Lindsay Clark, Arthur Daniels, Nick Fry, and Tjay Belt explain how useful they find SQL Compare every day, why they love and trust SQL Compare, and why they'd recommend it to others.

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Full list of features

What can I compare, synchronize, and deploy?StandardPro
SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, SQL Azure, & SQL Server on Amazon RDS databases, including Temporal Tables
Snapshots of the schema
Backup files (both native SQL Server & Redgate SQL Backup Pro)
Folders of SQL scripts (for source control)
Compare and deploy changes to SQL Server database schemas (from dev, to test, to production)
New Support for Temporal Tables
Compare two SQL Server databases, synchronize, and deploy from within SSMS
Automatically create error-free deployment scripts
Generate T-SQL scripts that update one SQL Server database to match the schema of another
Save deployment scripts for later use
Automatically create error-free synchronization scripts
Comparison and deployment of large databases
New Choose how to examine differences: SQL View or Summary View
Migrate individual schema differences, a selection of them, or all of them
Build sophisticated rules to selectively limit what to deploy
Deploy individual schema differences, a selection of them, or all of them
Support for reading encrypted database objects
Fine-grained filtering of database objects
Troubleshoot database differences
Dependency checking, so objects are scripted in the correct order for updates
Warnings about anything you need to be aware of before deploying SQL Server schemas
Save schema snapshots for audit and roll-back purposes
New Improved HTML report generation detailing database differences
Troubleshoot database differences and explore schema changes to see what's going on in development
New Support for Retention Tables
New Azure Active Directory authentication
New Support for SQL Graph
New Securely save database and server login details
New Support for connections to SQL Server instances on Linux
New Linux command line support (beta)
Run deployments from the command line
Automatically output a database into individual object creation scripts
Deploy a live database from a set of SQL object scripts
Restore just a single object (or selection of objects) from a backup file
SQL Compare features available as part of the SQL ToolbeltSQL Toolbelt Required
New Deployments automatically detected and displayed in SQL Monitor
Command line automation on a build server with SQL Change Automation

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SQL Compare Pro is part of the SQL Toolbelt

Sync data, deploy from version control, and more, with the industry-standard products for SQL Server development, deployment, backup, and monitoring.

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