Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

10 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$3,109.00
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • SentryOne
  • http://www.sentryone.com
  • Founded 2004

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

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

Pragmatic Workbench Most Helpful Reviews

Excellent

Reviewed on 21/01/2018
Edwin D.
SQL Server Engineer
Retail, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

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

Valuable addition to SQL admin and data warehouse dev toolbox.

Reviewed on 10/05/2018
Tim H.
Senior Decision Support Analyst
Mental Health Care, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
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.

TaskFactory

Reviewed on 02/11/2018
Verified Reviewer
SQL Server Engineer
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great

Pros: Easy to implement and improved standard features as oppose to SSIS standard toolbox components

Cons: Documentation could be a bit more described

Easy to use monitoring tool

Reviewed on 22/03/2018
Shang T.
Database Analyst/Programmer
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
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

Reviewed on 21/09/2017
Prahlad K.
Enterprise Data Architect
Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
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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Comments: Impact Assessment

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.

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