Software Recommendations Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people seeking specific software recommendations. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a Database tool for developers with the following features:

  • SQL querying
  • Can be connected to SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Can run on Windows and Linux distros
  • DDL Manipulation (graphic interface to create/edit table/view definitions would be a plus, but no necessary)
  • Create/edit stored procedures, triggers, etc a plus
  • support for JDBC connections would be a plus
  • support for OLEDB / ADO.NET data providers would be a plus

It doesn't matter (much) if it's free, open source or proprietary (as long as there is a sort of free trial to test before buying the corresponding license).

Does anyone know something like this?

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can use Eclipse with the Eclipse Data Tools Platform:

  • SQL querying (with a GUI to create create queries visually)
  • Can be connected to SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Can run on Windows and Linux distros
  • DDL Manipulation
  • Create/edit stored procedures, triggers.
  • support for JDBC connections

enter image description here

enter image description here

PS: Toad is Windows only but otherwise it is a great tool and has all the features you asked for (except OLEDB / ADO.NET for which I am unsure).

share|improve this answer

I use Database Workbench under Windows.

It's paid, but there is a free edition that supports a single database system (currently InterBase, Firebird or MySQL) and a basic set of features (feature matrix)

Features e.g.

  • Data Model Design (Reverse engineer existing databases to print graphical overviews, use sub-diagrams)
  • Visual Editors
  • Stored Routine Debugging (Stored Procedures, Stored Functions, Packages and Triggers)
  • Two-Way Visual Query Builder
  • SQL and Parameter Insight
  • Code and SQL Catalogs
  • Object and Code Templates
  • Drag and Drop Objects
  • Database Compare and Migration (Migrate meta data structures from one database system to another)
  • Transfer, import and export data (even any ODBC or ADO data source)
  • Unicode enabled

Some screenshots from the free Firebird version:

enter image description here

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Thanks Jan! A new major version was released last August ( ) and several of our users use the product under Linux using Wine ( see ) – Martijn Tonies Oct 2 '14 at 9:43

You can give a try 0xDBE from JetBrains. It's early access but looks like quite handy tool. It supports many DB engines: Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, H2, Apache Derby, Sybase, DB2, SQLite, SQLServer and few others.

Main features:

  1. Code Completion
  2. Renaming and Finding Usages
  3. Code Analysis and Quick-fixes
  4. Powerful Editor
  5. Code Formatting
  6. Slick Table Editor
  7. Navigation
  8. Managing Schema

Full overview here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.