Who Uses This Software?

Enterprise organizations who run their business on the Microsoft SQL Server platform


Average Ratings

9 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $3,109.00/year/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SentryOne
  • www.sqlsentry.net
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About Pragmatic Workbench

Pragmatic Workbench is an application that contains features of four Pragmatic Works products; BI xPress, DBA xPress, DOC xPress and LegiTest. It allows for Enterprise SSIS Auditing/Monitoring/Notifications, Database Snapshots & Documentation, Object Lineage to Trace Source Data, Metadata Management with Enterprise Data Dictionary, Unit Testing for Database and BI Objects (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS) and Cross-Platform Data Validation.


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Pragmatic Workbench Features

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

Pragmatic Workbench Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent

Jan 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The abbility to document allmost any feature within the MS BI/SQL Server stack, allowing us to anwser allmost any question about our control and data flows for example

Cons: The way the software has to be used, as in single user mode. If you're in a team we all share responsibilities for runnijng certain types of features of the Workbench. With the current licensing model it's not a very friendly way to force organizations to use the Workbench

Overall: Being able to handover a report to our accounts that gives insides on all data processing from beginning to end with all transforms documented in a very good fashion

Valuable addition to SQL admin and data warehouse dev toolbox.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pre-built configurable task items save a lot of development time (Task Factory). The documentation tool (DocXpress) and best practices analyzer are worth the price on their own.

Cons: While support is very good, the documentation of the tools is very lacking. Many of the Help pages and videos are non-existent or out-of-date.

Easy to use monitoring tool

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: BIxPress is very easy to use, and it monitors SSIS packages execution. It tells exactly which package is being executed and which tasks that it currently in. Also, it shows you the error message and where it stops executing. Really useful for debugging and troubleshooting.

Cons: The UI graphic on the SSIS monitoring console can be over crowded with information. It refreshes slow and the task boxes over lay each other make it look ugly and hard to see the data flow.

It's really a good product for Lineage Analysis

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lineage Analysis (Impact Assessment). This is an overall good product with many built-in functionalities.

Cons: Slow Response (large set of Meta Data). The product response is slow when you have a large amount of Meta Data. Specifically Web version (Doc xPress Server) is very slow.

Overall: Impact Assessment

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I found what I needed

Jan 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Complete in all features.

Short learning time.

Supports many platforms

Data used by product can be consulted anytime

Cons: It is not yet compatible with Visual Studio 2017

Legitest feature is a bit difficult to set up completely

Overall: It has reduced development and documentation times considerably

Pragmatic Workbench's Doc xPress helped us to quickly produce documentation on our servers

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We've only used the Doc xPress portion of the software, but it was very helpful in getting very detailed documentation created for our SQL Servers.

Overall: Very detailed documentation for all of our SQL Servers

The pragmatic workbench is a swiss knife to cut your tedious BI ties

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software helps us in maintaining our solutions, it has a great impact analysis and documentation feature called DocX

Cons: When testing the software before purchasing it, it would be nice to have a virtual machine which is offered by pragmatic works

Overall: We became more accurate in implementing changes into our existing environment

Good

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Easy to do logging,error handling, DBA job. Real time watch ssis running and debugging. Easy documentation tool...

Cons: Would like to see improved Dependency diagram. For example show all columns of the tables. The diagram change its form easily by accidendly click an object and you lose all your changes.

It's been a challenge to get everything to work

Sep 19, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The Lineage Analysis is helpful when searching which of our procedures is making changes to a specific field.

Cons: Getting all the pieces into one solution. The Getting the server setup to run the software has been challenging.