Best in five solution categories and finalist in three, Quest® Information Management sweeps the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards where product users vote for best data and database tools.


The Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine, a magazine covering data and information management, big data, and data science, have unveiled their 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards winners.

The Quest Information Management business was named best in 5 solution categories and finalist in 3 categories.

You need data operations solutions that simplify today’s always-on world. Data operations enables your organization to maximize the business value of your data and its underlying infrastructure. It’s the overall approach to designing, building, moving and using your data, both on-premises and in the cloud. It’s the key to digital transformation initiatives such as cloud migration, DevOps, open-source database adoption and data governance.

Does it feel as though your database technology gets in the way of using your data to solve business problems? Maybe you’re aware of how much data your organization is accumulating, but you’re having trouble getting good value from your data assets and infrastructure.

That’s where a focus on data operations can make a big difference.

With erwin Data Intelligence, erwin Data Modeler, Toad for Oracle, ApexSQL, Foglight for Databases, and SharePlex, you can change how you approach your database challenges and thrive.


Best Data Security Solution:ApexSQL Security & Compliance Tools

Concerned about meeting your personal data regulatory compliance responsibilities across your SQL Server estate? ApexSQL auditing and masking capabilities help to keep your sensitive data safe by discovering and managing your SQL Server instances, performing health and security checks and ensuring you have a comprehensive audit trail.


Best Change Data Capture Solution: SharePlex

In data warehousing, the data is extracted and transported from production database(s) into a data warehouse for reporting and analysis. Change Data Capture identifies and processes only the data that has changed and stores the changed data in a form so as to be of further use.

By leveraging change data capture in SharePlex, Oracle data can be moved to a reporting database or BI tools in Azure SQL Database or SQL Server in real-time, ensuring that report consumers have up-to-date information.


Best Data Modeling Solution: erwin Data Modeler

Discover and document any data from anywhere for consistency, clarity and artifact reuse across large-scale data integration, master data management, metadata management, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics initiatives – all while supporting data governance and intelligence efforts.


Best DBA Solution: Toad for Oracle DBA Edition

Database administration tools from Quest reduce complexity and save time for database professionals tasked with managing multiple database types across on-premises and cloud environments. These industry-leading data operations solutions automate routine tasks, such as schema comparisons, script execution, report creation and distribution – allowing DBAs to focus on more meaningful and high value initiatives.


Best Database Development Solution: Toad for Oracle Developer Edition

Database development tools from Quest tools work across a variety of database platforms, making it possible to develop and deploy high-quality, high-performing code nearly twice as fast as comparative toolsets. Extensive automation and collaboration functionality speed development cycles and minimize the risks of bugs and performance issues. Make sure your database developers have the data operations solutions they need to deliver applications that support business requirements.


Quest Software finalists in the following 3 categories:

Best Data Governance Solution: erwin Data Governance

Best Database Performance Solution: Foglight for Databases

Best Data Replication Solution: SharePlex


When it comes to how much our data operations solutions rock, we don’t just like to honk our own horn. Which is why we’re beyond grateful you did it for us — voting our toolsets into first place in the 2021 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards.

And now it’s our turn to thank you.

So here’s a big shout out to our happy and loyal Quest® community. We couldn’t have done this without your feedback and support. It’s that ongoing conversation that enables us to build tools that are packed with the functionality you need to save time, reduce risk and enjoy easier workdays.



About the Author

John Pocknell

John Pocknell is a senior market strategist at Quest Software and part of the Information Management business unit. Based at the European headquarters in the U.K., John is responsible for synthesising analyst data and customer interviews in order to create and evangelise solutions-based stories and messaging which relate to major IT initiatives for our extensive portfolio of database products, worldwide. He has been with Quest Software since 2000, working in the database design, development and deployment product areas and spent over 10 years as product manager for the Toad product line. John has been successfully evangelising Toad and other database solutions at various conferences and user groups around the world for the last 19 years as well as writing blogs and technical papers both internally and for the media. John has worked in IT for more than 30 years, most of that time in Oracle application design and development. He is a qualified aeronautical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in provisioning IT consultancy services and implementing quality assurance systems to ISO 9001.

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