Guide to Oracle freeware and shareware

This list of free and low-cost tools and utilities will help Oracle DBAs and developers do your job better.

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  Database administration
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  • Freeware: Adept: Automatically back up most Oracle databases to local storage.

  • Shareware: ADO Explorer: Connects to any database using ADO and allows you to explore database structure, design scripts and SQL queries, and more.

  • Shareware: Advanced Query Tool: A fast database query utility and administration toolset that works with any ODBC database.

  • Shareware: AllDb: Implement any ADO.NET-supported database using a single set of source code.

  • Shareware: ASP.NET Maker: Create a full set of ASP.NET programs from your data source.

  • Freeware: Data Loader: Load data directly into an Oracle database.

  • Shareware: Database Genius: Create and execute SQL queries, format the results to create reports, and export to HTML, TXT, and other file formats.

  • Shareware: Database Tour: Manage your database with a variety of functions, including viewing, editing, printing, and creating reports.

  • Shareware: DataXplorer: Browse, edit, and print your database data.

  • Shareware: DBAny 1.0: Manage your database data with one client program rather than many.

  • Shareware: DBAToolZ: FusionCode (a monitoring solution) and SQL Directory (a script management utility).

  • Freeware: DBComp: A database comparison and merge application.

  • Shareware: Database Browser Plus: Updates Web pages with current local database data, exports Word tables to database tables, and more.

  • Shareware: DBQwikEdit Pro: Connects to any database to edit, move, and export data, generate web pages, create SQL, and more.

  • Shareware: DBUptime: Monitor up to four databases simultaneously with this graphical ODBC tool. Receive alert and recovery notices via e-mail.

  • Shareware: dbXpert for Oracle: Development and administration tool that includes a SQL workspace, object and data browsers, PL/SQL debugger, and more.

  • Shareware: DTM Data Generator: A customizable, utility that generates data for database testing purposes.

  • Shareware: DTM Tools: Multipurpose database tools, including SQL editor, schema reporter, data generator, data editor, stress tester, and more.

  • Freeware: FastOra: View, compare, modify, and save snapshots of Oracle database structures.

  • Shareware: Forms Tool Kit: Search and edit your Oracle forms application.

  • Shareware: GALtoDB 2.0: Copies information from a Microsoft Exchange Server Global Address List (GAL) to a database.

  • Shareware: GeniusConnect: Synchronize your Microsoft Outlook contact data with any relational database.

  • Shareware: Granger Unload: A Windows Oracle GUI unloader that can submit unload jobs to background. It can handle Oracle LONGs,LONG RAWs, CLOBs and BLOBs.

  • Shareware: GUDU Oracle utilities: EasyScript, EasyDump, EasySQLChecker, Oracle Session Manager, and EasyDBV.

  • Shareware: Javvin Easy Service Monitor: Keep an eye on your network devices and services, including database servers.

  • Shareware: JFin: Status monitor for Oracle Financials

  • Shareware: Material Dreams Oracle utilities: Shared Pool Profiler, Table Exporter, Session Manager, PL/SQL Trace, and Password Changer.

  • Shareware: ISMAM: Manage your files from any computer that is connected to the Net.

  • Shareware: Oracle Security Check: Test your user names and passwords.

  • Shareware: Oracle Session Manager: This tool monitors how connected sessions use database instance resources in real time.

  • Shareware: OraSnap: A collection of Oracle performance scripts with Web-based output.

  • Freeware: QuickLoad: Utility to load Excel files to database (MySQL/Oracle) with automatic creation of tables and columns. Supports batch processing of multiple files.

  • Shareware: RRDORA: A set of UNIX shell scripts for Oracle.

  • Shareware: RepTool" Light: Generate reports from any type of database.

  • Freeware: ReportXpert: Acquire different reports for Oracle database performance and statistics.

  • Freeware: SafetyNet Lite for Oracle: Back up and export your database on a regular basis.

  • Shareware: Schema graphical editor: A Web-oriented application for editing and analyzing database schemas.

  • Freeware: SchemaSurf: A browser-based tool for querying your Oracle database schemas.

  • Freeware: Schemester: Database modeling tool for Oracle: create logical entity relationship diagrams and generate DDL scripts.

  • Freeware: SqlSpec: SqlSpec generates documentation of the objects in your Oacle, SQL Server or other database. The trial version is free.

  • Freeware: Statspack Viewer: GUI that helps you visualize Oracle's STATSPACK utility output.

  • Freeware: SwisSQL: Helps you migrate Oracle PL/SQL Packages, Procedures, Functions and Triggers to Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL.

  • Freeware: The DDL Extract Wizard: Reads an Oracle export file and displays the DDL code.

  • Shareware: Universal Table Browser: GUI query tool that gives you access to your database using ODBC connections.

  • Shareware: VROOM: Cross-platform GUI performance monitor for Oracle databases.


     


     

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  • Shareware: ADO.NET Express Pro: Add-in for Visual Studio 2003 that generates class methods for calling stored procedures and executing common types of SQL statements.

  • Freeware: Aqua Data Studio: Create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures.

  • Freeware: CAST Code-Checker: Detect and analyze specific performance, portability and quality issues in the PL/SQL or Java code of your applications.

  • Shareware: CGIScripter: Write Perl CGI scripts for MySQL, Oracle, Access, and other database servers instantly.

  • Freeware: CuteSQL: Execute SQL commands and queries for any database.

  • Shareware: Database Design Studio Lite: Create ERD models, SQL scripts and Java source for forward engineering of relational databases.

  • Shareware: dbSaint: Build and tune SQL and PL/SQL packages, procedures, triggers, functions, and objects.

  • Shareware: DBScheduler: Quickly create HTML, ASCII or CSV formatted reports off your databases, and/or schedule them to automatically run at any time.

  • Shareware: DBSearch: This tool takes away the hassle of finding things in any database, and disregarding structural boundaries. DBSearch finds the string you are looking for in your database.

  • Shareware: DBScripter for Oracle: A database utility that creates a script from any Oracle database's data, objects and/or source.

  • Shareware: DBSchemaExplorer:Easily browsing through multiple databases at a time.

  • Shareware: DBX Commander: A database manipulation, query, and reporting tool. It directly supports all major databases and through the ODBC protocol, many more.

  • Shareware: ERCreator: An affordable Entity Relationship Diagram tool for ERD data modeling and database design.

  • Shareware: FlexTracer: Debug program calls to functions located in dynamic-link-libraries —- from Windows API to Oracle Call Interface.

  • Shareware: FormsMate: Utilities to make developing Forms applications easier and faster.

  • Freeware: iSQL-Viewer: An open-source JDBC-compliant database front-end written in Java, including a query builder, object viewer, batch processor and more.

  • Freeware: JBSQL: Enhanced SQL*Plus editor with improved output, text editing, and command history.

  • Freeware: JDBExplorer: Create, view, edit, and compile PL/SQL and Java code.

  • Shareware: JSPMaker: Create a full set of JavaServer Pages directly from MySQL or Oracle.

  • Shareware: IAB Studio: Develop and deploy J2EE-based Internet applications.

  • Shareware: Lattice.SPGen: Develop database-stored procedures for Oracle and SQL Server.

  • Shareware: Multiple Database Query Analyzer: Run queries in SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and MySQL databases.

  • Freeware:MyGeneration: Generate C# and VB.Net classes and stored procedures from customizable templates.

  • Shareware: Oracle Data Access for C++ Builder: Provide your applications with a direct access to Oracle databases.

  • Shareware: Oracle Data Access Components for Delphi: Access Oracle RDBMS with these Delphi components.

  • Shareware: OraDirect .NET Data Provider: Access an Oracle database server for the Microsoft .NET Framework.

  • Freeware: OracleTool: Edit, modify, create and drop all types of objects; compare schemas and data; PL/SQL editor.

  • Freeware:OraEdit: Edit and compile your PL/SQL code, create new objects from templates, export all/some source, and more.

  • Shareware: OraPowerTools: OraEdit (a PL/SQL development environment), DBDiff (compare and upgrade any two Oracle databases), and DBScripter (create SQL scripts from Oracle objects or data).

  • Freeware: Query Reporter: Create and run HTML reports from the results of a SQL query against an Oracle database.

  • Shareware: QueryToDoc: Document your Oracle database by translating its schemas into an easy-to-read Microsoft Word document.

  • Shareware: SDE for JDeveloper : A UML CASE tool/plug-in that allows you to draw all types of UML diagrams, generate Java code, reverse engineer Java code to class diagrams and generate documentation.

  • Shareware: SQLConsole: A visual query builder, with SQL authoring, connection manager, intelligent auto-complete or keywords and context sensitive editing.

  • Freeware: Statement Tracer for Oracle: Tool for debugging programs interfacing with Oracle.

  • Freeware: SQLCreator: A Java-based graphical SQL database query and development tool.

  • Shareware: SqlFree: Build SQL statements visually with this program.

  • Shareware: SQL Query Tool (ODBC): Query ODBC data sources, author SQL scripts, and retrieve ODBC driver information.

  • Shareware: SQL Script Builder: Create SQL scripts from any ODBC data source.

  • Shareware: SQL Tools: PL/SQL editor, compiler, and object viewer.

  • Shareware: SQL*XL: Bridge between Excel and Oracle databases.

  • Freeware: TOAD: Toad improves productivity with all the functionality needed to build and execute queries, create and modify database objects, and develop and debug SQL and PL/SQL code.

  • Freeware: TranslateSQL: Generates SQL Server SQL scripts based on an existing Oracle schema, in essence 'translating' Oracle schemas into SQL Server databases.

  • Freeware: TSHSQL: A Java-based PL/SQL editor and SQL query tool.

  • Shareware: Universal SQL Query Tool: Build queries to connect and manage virtually any database via ODBC.

  • Shareware: WebExpress: Create Web sites, Web pages and design database-driven Web forms without programming or editing HTML.

  • Shareware: <XSLmaker>: Add, delete, edit, view, and search data in a database on the Web and create dynamic, XML/XSLT-based Web sites.



     


     

       More Oracle learning guides
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  • Crash Course: Oracle basics: This guide helps you to research, compare or work with the Oracle DBMS. It provides Oracle basics for versions 8.x, 9.x and 10g.

  • Learning guide to Oracle error messages: Solve your Oracle errors quickly and easily with help from this fast guide. It covers every expert response pertaining to Oracle errors on SearchOracle.com.

  • Learning Guide -- Performance tuning: Newbies and experts will benefit from this guide; you'll establish a smart approach to tuning, use and interpret Oracle's tuning utilities and identify specific problem areas.

  • Learning guide to PL/SQL: This fast guide to PL/SQL can help both newbies and veterans become better acquainted with the language and hone their developer skills.

  • Learning guide: Oracle security: This guide covers a wide variety of topics on many aspects of Oracle security to help you lock down your data.

  • Fast Guide: Becoming an Oracle Certified Professional: Get expert technical advice on where to begin your certification studies, passing the final exam and putting your certification into effect in the workplace.


 

This was first published in February 2005

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