Schema Compare version 11, with the support for SQL Server 2019 and the latest Azure Databases, is now available. Click here to learn more about the new and updated features.

Simple and Intuitive

Compare and synchronize your databases in an instant

  • An intuitive user-interface, combined with a context-sensitive ribbon, provides easy access to all functions and operations.
  • A carefully-designed workspace stores all your data sources, credentials and other settings in one central place.
  • Comparison sessions, saved automatically in the workspace, allow you to redo the most frequent comparisons with just one click.
  • Safe script execution allow you to either commit all schema changes or roll them back entirely, never leaving the database partially updated.
  • Various logs and reports, such as the synchronization log and the database differences report, allow you to view the schema changes before updating your databases.

On-Premise and Azure Support

Compare on-premise SQL Server, from 2005 to 2019, and the latest Azure Databases

  • You can compare on-premise SQL Server databases, all editions from 2005 to 2019, and the latest Azure Databases, all in one interface.
  • When you compare different versions of SQL Server, objects, properties or features not supported by the target database are automatically excluded.
  • The synchronization script will always honor the version, edition and the compatibility level of the target database.
  • You can use traditional SQL Server and Windows Authentication or the new Azure-based Authentication with your databases.
  • You can fine-tune the operations via an abundance of comparison, scripting and execution options provided by the Schema Compare interface and the Schema Compare Command Line.

Tools to Get the Job Done

GUI, Command Line, Database Snapshots and more, Schema Compare provides you with the tools you need to get the job done

  • Use the user-interface to compare your databases, take a snapshot of the database schema, generate differences reports, all in a simple and intuitive package.
  • Use the command line to perform comparison and synchronization in batch files, or run them at a specific time.
  • Use the command line wizard to create or modify the configuration files of the command line utility.
  • Use our proprietary database snapshot to make of a copy of the database schema at a point in time and, if needed, use it to restore your database.
  • Use Schema Compare SDK (sold separately) to integrate the schema comparison into your own applications.

Licensing Options

Schema 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 Schema Compare only or the Comparison Bundle, the package that contains both Schema Compare and Data 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 provide also 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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Technical Information


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Version date: April 23, 2020
To view the full change history, click here.

SQL Server Supported

Schema Compare supports SQL Server versions from 2005 through 2019, including the latest Azure SQL Databases.


Schema 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

Schema 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 Schema 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 Schema Compare online help.

Software License Agreement

Click here to view the Software License Agreement.