The people at ERwin pay a lot more attention than SAP do to promoting their product, including asking their users to vote for them in various polls or awards. Currently they’re asking their users to vote for ERwin in the “Readers’ Choice Awards” for Database Trends and Applications. Winning such polls allows them to present a skewed picture of the ‘popularity’ (whatever that means) of their tool.
The following data modelling tools are listed in the poll –
PremiumSoft Navicat Data Modeler, Dell Toad Data Modeler, IDERA ER/Studio, ERwin, TimeXtender, SAP PowerDesigner.
That’s an interesting selection of tools, partly due to the absence of any tool from IBM, and also because there are two I’ve barely even heard of.
Voting closes on May 20th, so make sure to vote for your favourite modelling tool, whatever it is.
I hope no-one has to ask what my favourite tool is 😎