DBeaver is a software solution for developers, analysts and database administrators that have to manage different types of databases. It provides support for lots of popular databases such as MS Access, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Teradata, or Firebird.
The app has a standard interface, comprised of a main menu tab, a toolbar with various options, a side panel, and the main display area. There aren't many visual customizations, but the navigation through the menu is straightforward. At times, the buttons feel unresponsive and the toolbar icons could've been more intuitive.
DBeaver supports any database that has a JDBC driver, but it's also capable of handling external datasource that doesn't have a JDBC driver.
It has a built-in Database Object Editor that can be used in multiple databases, to various jobs, like editing tables, views and schemas.
Moreover, it comes with Entity Relation Diagrams that allows users to view the diagrams of existing tables and whole database schemas.
To summarize, DBeaver is a friendly application to use, either you're a proffessional or a beginner. It's free, it supports multiple platforms, so it can be used in various projects.
- Has a built-in Database Object Editor
- Provides support for multiple databases
- Comes with Entity Relation Diagrams
- Buttons feel unresponsive
- Has few UI customizations
- Toolbar icons aren't intuitive