Great open-source SQL client
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 26, 2019

Great open-source SQL client

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DBeaver

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.
  • Free tool, so it's helped us save a lot of money.
DBeaver is more user-friendly than the other tools I have used. But security-wise, I don't trust it as much as other tools.
Not a lot of users have DBeaver so fewer resources are available online to help you if you have any issues. When I was trying to figure out how to create my own ER diagrams, it was a little tough to find resources.

Do you think DBeaver delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with DBeaver's feature set?

Yes

Did DBeaver live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of DBeaver go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy DBeaver again?

Yes

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.

DBeaver Feature Ratings

Version control tools
10
Test data generation
8
Performance optimization tools
8
Schema maintenance
6
Database change management
6
User management
Not Rated
Database security
5
Database status reporting
Not Rated
Change management
Not Rated