Manage databases with ease
DBeaver is a free development program that allows you to easily work with databases. Originally written by Serge Rider and now actively developed by the DBeaver Community, this open-source software is a universal and multi-platform database administration tool that supports all popular databases. There’s also a closed-source enterprise edition of this available, distributed under a commercial license.
Is DBeaver an IDE?
DBeaver is a SQL client software app written in Java and based on the Eclipse platform, able to modify and manage more than 80 databases. It is a handy and versatile IDE that is based on the Java JDBC—thus, it supports any database that has a JDBC driver. If the database doesn’t have that, it uses proprietary database drivers instead to be able to handle them.
Some of the databases this tool can support are MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server, to name a few. It provides a plugin architecture for easily editing the behavior of database-specific features, as well as different types of data editors. You can even write various extensions thanks to its open-source framework. Additionally, the software lets you pretty much manipulate your data like how you would with a regular spreadsheet program.
This tool has an intuitive and user-friendly interface to help boost productivity. However, it can still look overwhelming to new users so there’s always the online documentation for it to help you out, if you need it. Perhaps the only downside to this software is that it can be slow to load at times and you may have to relaunch it whenever it freezes when it was supposed to refresh automatically.
Great for anyone
All in all, DBeaver is a highly recommended tool for developers, database administrators, analysts, and the like. It has an easy-to-use interface design that requires no steep learning curve and various handy features for simple programming on most of the popular databases around. It can have some loading hiccups at times, but thanks to its supportive community, there’s not a lot of issues with this program.