Data Compare version 11, with support for SQL Server 2019, is now available.
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Fast, Simple and Intuitive

Compare data sets quickly and efficiently

  • A simple and intuitive interface, combined with a context-sensitive ribbon, provides easy access to all functions and operations.
  • A carefully-designed workspace stores data sources, credentials and other settings in one central place.
  • Comparison sessions, saved automatically in the workspace, allow you to rerun the most frequent comparisons with just one click.
  • Whether you compare a few rows or millions of them, Data Compare will handle any data size with ease.
  • Safe script execution, combined with variable batch and transaction size, allows for an efficient and reliable data synchronization.
  • Color-coding data changes makes them easy to identify.

On-Premise and Azure Support

Compare SQL Server databases, all versions, and the latest Azure SQL Database

  • Compare on-premise SQL Server databases, from 2000 through 2019, all editions, and the latest Azure SQL Database.
  • Use the traditional SQL Server/Windows Authentication, or Azure Authentication with all your databases.
  • Use the database primary keys, constraints and unique indexes to map data rows with each other and compare them, or create custom keys via the data compare interface when a suitable constraint/index doesn't exist.
  • Map the database tables/views with each other instantly, using the default mapping rules, or create custom ones and map them in any way you like.
  • Compare the whole data, or just a portion of it for each mapped table, by specifying where clauses.
  • Use the data options to control the comparison features.

Tools to Get the Job Done

GUI, Command Line, to name a few, Data Compare provides the tools you need to get the job done

  • Compare, script and synchronize your databases, on-premise and on the cloud, generate data differences, all interactively in a simple and intuitive interface.
  • Use the Data Compare Command Line to perform all the tasks the user-interface does and run these tasks in batch files.
  • Use the Data Compare Command Line Wizard to manage the config files of the command line utility.

Licensing Options

Data Compare can be purchased with a 1-year subscription or with a perpetual, lifetime license. A subscription license includes additional tools, receives all updates released during the time subscription is active and, in general, provides a better value than the perpetual license.

You can get a lifetime, perpetual license for Data Compare only or the Comparison Bundle, the package that contains both Data Compare and Schema Compare. We recommend you include a maintenance plan with the perpetual license, so that you receive all the patches, major releases and the support for the latest versions of SQL Server.

In addition to the licensing options below, we can also provide temporary extensions, subscriptions longer than 1 year, volume licensing for large organizations, third-party sellers or virtual environments. Other licensing types may be available as well, just send us a note at and we will do our best to help you.

If you are looking to renew or upgrade an existing license, sign in to your account, click on the "My Licenses" link at the top bar and check the licensing renewal options that are available to you.

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Schema Compare Command Line
Script Executor
RSS Reporter
Schema Compare SDK for SQL Server
Builder for SQL Server
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Technical Information


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Version date: April 23, 2020
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SQL Server Supported

Data Compare supports SQL Server versions from 2000 through 2019, including the latest Azure SQL Database.


Data Compare runs on Windows operating systems and requires .NET framework 4.6 or higher. You must install also Azure Active Directory Authentication library in order to use the Azure Authentication feature. You can download this component from Microsoft at

Data Compare Editions: Licenses, Trial and Lite

Let us state, in order to avoid confusion, that there is only one package that you need to install, not three of them. Edition is a state of Data Compare, which, depending on the licensing and the environment, could be one of the following:
We also provide free upgrade to any major build released within 1 month of your purchase (subject to change).

A few additional notes on the comparison tools

For our thoughts as to why you would need the comparison tools and, most importantly, why good tools can make a big difference in your day-to-day activities, please take a look at our database comparison tools overview page.

Online Help

Click here to view the Data Compare online help.

Software License Agreement

Click here to view the Software License Agreement.