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SQL Data Compare 8

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What is SQL Data Compare 8?  (from Red Gate Software Ltd)

With SQL Data Compare 8, Red Gate has added the ability to take scripted-out databases, both schema and data, and synchronize them to an existing database. The schema and static data are held in source control just as they are in an actual database.


SQL Data Compare 8 is a software program developed by Red Gate Software Ltd. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 27.61 MB (28,947,136 bytes). The installed file RedGate.Update.Client.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of SQL Data Compare 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.red-gate.com
Help link: www.red-gate.com/support/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Red Gate\SQL Data Compare 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EA73B482-3C8E-4FA7-B6A6-9D8E48E27920}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SQL Data Compare 8

  • RedGate.SQLDataCompare.Engine.dll - SQL Data Compare Engine
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.ASTParser.dll - SQL Compare Engine (SQL Compare Parser)
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.Engine.dll - SQL Compare
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.Rewriter.dll - SQL Compare Rewriter
  • RedGate.BackupReader.dll - SQL Backup Reader (SQL Backup Reader Engine)
  • RedGate.BackupReader.SqbReader.dll - SQL Backup Reader SQB Handler
  • RedGate.Licensing.Client.dll - Licensing Client (Red Gate Software Licensing Components)
  • RedGate.SQLDataCompare.CommandLine.dll - SQL Data Compare (Red Gate SQL Data Compare Command Line Utility)
  • RedGate.SQLDataCompare.UI.exe - SQL Data Compare 8
  • SQLDataCompare.exe
  • RedGate.Shared.Controls.dll - Shared Controls (Red Gate Software SQL Controls Library)
  • RedGate.Shared.Controls.SQL.dll - RedGate.Shared.Controls.SQL
  • RedGate.Update.Client.dll - Update Client (Red Gate Update Service Client)
  • RedGate.Shared.SQL.dll - Shared Utils (Red Gate SQL Utilities)
  • RedGate.Shared.Utils.dll - Red Gate Utilities
  • RedGate.SQLToolsCommandLine.dll - SQL Tools UI (SQLToolsCommandLine)
  • RedGate.SQLToolsUI.dll - SQL Tools Common UI

How do I remove SQL Data Compare 8?

Quickly and completely remove SQL Data Compare 8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SQL Data Compare 8 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SQL Data Compare 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SQL Data Compare 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 9%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.27%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.82%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  South Africa 5.71%
  Switzerland 5.71%
  DK 5.71%
  Vietnam 2.86%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Taiwan 2.86%
  Colombia 2.86%
  Lebanon 2.86%
  Australia 2.86%
  Spain 2.86%
  Iran 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Lenovo 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Intel 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
LENOVO 20079 6.25%
Dell OptiPlex 960 6.25%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 6.25%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 6.25%
Acer Aspire 3820 6.25%
LENOVO 4284GU2 6.25%

About Red Gate Software Ltd

Red Gate is a software company that primarily provides tools for database developers and administrators.
Publisher URL: www.red-gate.com


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