DBeaver Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2019

The best free database manager

Score 8 out of 10
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DBeaver is a great tool to manage different types of databases in a simple way. It is mainly used within the IT department to which I belong. Within our Smart Cities applications, we must connect to different relational and non-relational databases and DBeaver is always able to find the right driver automatically.
  • Find the right driver automatically.
  • Export entity-relationship schemes.
  • Automatic connection with SqlDump without manual intervention.
  • There is a paid version, but luckily it is not necessary.
DBeaver is a very simple tool in its use. It supports all types of relational databases through JDBC connector and many non-relational databases through additional plugins. Very fast exporting data and consumes very little memory in RAM. In our case, it adapts to all the scenarios we've found so far.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 26, 2019

Great open-source SQL client

Score 6 out of 10
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A lot of developers use DBeaver for its ease of use. It lets me as a developer do a lot more than a typical SQL client. I especially like the visualization that this tool offers to me. I can easily see how all the tables are connected in an ER diagram and I can make changes and modify it.
  • Visuals.
  • Autocomplete your SQL.
  • Sometimes it's clunky and slow.
  • One time it made changes to prod without me asking it to do anything.
For read-only work in dev, I highly recommend it. It will save you time especially with its autocomplete features and ease of use. To modify the data and work in the prod environment I would stay away from this open-source tool. It will still get the work done but you might encounter some issues.
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Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 23, 2019

Great DB development tool!

Score 9 out of 10
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Our development staff uses DBeaver for editing database/table schema (when needed) and for creating production deployment scripts. We are using the free community edition and it is extremely stable and works very well. Since it supports multiple databases, we can also use it for Microsoft's SQL Server, but we currently only use it for PostgreSQL. Compared to other products on the market, it did what we needed to do, even though sometimes the UI can be a little unintuitive compared to what we are used to with SQL Management Studio.

The basics are covered when viewing/editing data where it has the basic sorting and filtering in right-click menus. However, it's not as good of a product as dbForge Studio for PostgreSQL, where it's more intuitive to use.

While you can edit table/database schema, it's also not as intuitive. But for us, we don't use those features as much since we do code first database design. However, the real usefulness for us comes when generating DDL scripts. That's as simple as a right-click, generate SQL, and selecting DDL. Everything just works! We even use that to verify that our database looks proper after an update from our code first migrations in entity framework.
  • Data import/export and SQL Script generation are quick and simple to do.
  • Fairly intuitive when viewing/editing table data.
  • Ability to save SQL scripts per server and recall them easily.
  • Handy intelligence when writing queries, functions, and stored procs.
  • Schema editing is not very intuitive. Editing a single column forces you into multiple tab windows when trying to change something simple like a column name.
  • Sorting and filtering in data is nice, but buried in long right-click menus.
  • Some things are definitely non-standard UI for a Windows application, so it might be hard for die-hard Windows fans to get used to.
Great tool for developers to use to dive into their databases. Not so great if you are a die-hard Windows user with expectations of a SQL Management studio replacement. This is the less suited tool for people looking to just view and edit data. If you need to generate any scripts or import and export data, this is the tool to use.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 21, 2019

DBeaver is very comfortable to use for your everyday database management and monitoring task

Score 10 out of 10
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Its really great to view and manage data in development, staging, and even production databases. DBeaver supports any SQL database nicely, we are using three different kinds of SQL databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL server) and I don't need multiple database client tools since all of them could be handled with DBeaver. By doing that, I save a lot of time and PC resources viewing all of the databases we have, which is really great.
  • Support a lot of popular database types.
  • Support SSH tunneling so you could connect to the production database quite easily.
  • Supports inline editing which is very convenient. Also, you need to click "save" for inline editing to avoid miss clicks or miss typing on the production database.
  • No support for NoSQL databases.
  • The interface could be confusing for first-time users.
  • No support for multiple queries in one editor.
Really good if you have a lot of databases to connect to. Especially if most of them are different types of databases. However, if you only use one type of database, there are other options that might be better suited for your needs since the functionality will be focused on that particular database type.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Version control tools (2)
Test data generation (3)
Performance optimization tools (2)
Schema maintenance (4)
Database change management (3)
User management (3)
Database security (3)
Database status reporting (3)
Change management (2)

About DBeaver

DBeaver is a free to download universal database management and development tool.
Categories:  Database Management

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