Who Uses This Software?

Database management tool that helps small to midsize enterprises with creating forms, reports, reports, scripts and queries.

Average Ratings

2 reviews
  • Overall 4 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 2 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$149.00/one-time
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Webinars
  • Support Online

Vendor Details

  • Binary Brilliant
  • http://www.brilliantdatabase.com
  • Founded 2001

About Brilliant Database

On-premise database solutions that allows the creation of forms, scripts, queries, and reports to use in any kind of database.

Brilliant Database Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation

Brilliant Database Most Helpful Reviews

Intuitive, Cost Effective Performer

Reviewed on 28/02/2017
Bob S.
Reviewer Source 
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: On the plus side, the true test of a programmable database is (in my humble estimation) when you can easily (and intuitively) create a simple application without too much frustration (a without consulting the documentation too frequently). I was able to figure out how to make Brilliant shine in under a 1/2 hour. So, Brilliant definitely fits this description. The report writer was also very easy to use; much more so than in some other programmable databases. One unique feature is the ability to display data in a calendar format. this is a nice touch for business and project management oriented applications. Now for the negatives. Unfortunately, I find it difficult to replace File Maker with Brilliant, despite it being easier to use, as their top version, which is required to make your database into an executable program, is several times more expensive than File Maker Pro Advanced. File Maker also provides Mac support that Brilliant doesn't - all for less money, albeit a steeper learning curve. The documentation is adequate, but it is riddled with grammatical errors that might intimidate novice users. The ability to create separate administrator versus non-administrator users locks down the database design. You can purchase a lower cost 'deployment' version that operates in a similar fashion. All said, for the Windows environment Brilliant is a solid platform for desktop/single user application solutions.

Fast results

Reviewed on 12/02/2015
Trevor B.
Reviewer Source 
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: I constantly search for an alternative to BD and so far to no avail. This product coupe be the best in rRAD If the builder would dedicate time to improve. Array fields and an editor to automate mundane tasje will do.

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