Compare the Best Database Documentation Tools

Maintaining accurate documentation in your database environment can be time-consuming, especially in environments that change frequently. Finding the right documentation tool can help. However, for many DBAS, data architects, and compliance managers, it can be challenging to analyze and compare the various tools on the market and their features.

Use our competitive overview below and see for yourself why SentryOne Document simplifies documentation by automatically documenting multiple data sources, building data dictionaries and creating a clear map of your Salesforce data, and much more.

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Features SentryOne Document Dataedo Devart DBForge Documentor DTM Schema Reporter Spectral Core Documenter Redgate
High-level functionality for both database documentation & data lineage icon-checkmark          
Support for SQL Server subsystems (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS) icon-checkmark          
Hosted web portal for easy access across organization icon-checkmark          
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Data dictionary capabilities including custom annotation and PII tagging icon-checkmark icon-checkmark


Automated capture-DevOps CI/CD pipeline integration icon-checkmark          
Salesforce documentation capabilities icon-checkmark          
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This feature comparison was compiled on September 28, 2020 based on generally available product information. We recommend that you perform proper due diligence to make sure you choose the best tool for your database environment. Please contact us if you have any concerns or feedback.


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Gain control of your database environment with SentryOne Document


SentryOne Document gives you powerful tools for ensuring your databases are continuously and accurately documented. Plus, the data lineage analysis capabilities help you ensure compliance by providing a visual representation of your data's origin. 

  • Document data sources including SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Excel, Power BI, Azure Data Factory, and more

  • Track data lineage with a visual display that clearly shows data dependencies across your environment

  • Easily manage documentation tasks and view logs with an easy-to-access cloud or software solution

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Database documentation and data lineage analysis—simplified


Automatically document multiple data sources

With SentryOne Document, you can automatically document data sources including:

  • SQL Server
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL Data Warehouse)
  • Salesforce
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • And more!

SentryOne Document efficiently and accurately documents your entire Microsoft Data Platform. You can configure the settings to ensure that you always have up-to-date documentation, which also helps ensure compliance with business rules and data regulations. Plus, you can export documentation in HTML format.


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