Overall Satisfaction with DBeaver
We use DBeaver to connect to our Snowflake instance, as well as our on-premises Microsoft SQL servers. It is very nice because we can query both without having to have an application for each. I find that DBeaver is able to generate the DDL behind Snowflake views much easier than in the Snowflake IDE.
- I would like an option to configure key shortcuts further.
- I would like an option to automatically invalidate /refresh connections after a period.
- It would be helpful if there was a more intuitive way to "code together".
- It's hard to estimate ROI as it's a free tool - but it's a great tool to use.
- By using DBeaver amongst the team, we're more easily able to collaborate.
- DBeaver is very easy to set up and connect, so there was very little trouble onboarding new engineers and getting them providing value.
We found that sharing scripts and generating DDLs from Snowflake's IDE was a bit too much of a chore. Because of this, we began looking for alternate products. We found DBeaver, a free community tool, and tried it out. We've found that it is very intuitive and easy to use, I would recommend it.
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If you are connecting to Snowflake and want to query from your laptop, I find that this is much easier to use than Snowflake's IDE. It allows us as a business intelligence team to more easily connect to our servers, and code with much less hassle. It would be less appropriate if you are only on an on-premises SQL server, in that case, I would just use SSMS.