There are many tools that are used to connect to the Database. In this blog we would like to call out the ideal ones based on certain criteria for the client tools . We were mainly focusing on:

  1. Clients that support the OS (Mostly Mac and Windows)
  2. Stability of the tool over a long period of time
  3. Usability of the tool
  4. Data-stores that the client supports (Postgres, Redshift)
  5. Features supported
  6. Free vs Paid

Some of the clients that qualify the criteria and caught our attention are.

  1. DB Visualizer:
  • Mac compatibility : Yes
  • Other supported databases : MySQL, DB2, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift
  • License : Trial/ paid https://www.dbvis.com/purchase/
DB Visualizer DB client

2. Team-SQL :

  • Mac compatibility : Yes
  • Other supported databases : MySQL, SQL server, PostgreSQl, Amazon Redshift.
  • License : Can join the beta list by providing your email and you’ll receive a download link.
Team SQL DB Client

3. Postico :

Postico DB Client

4. RazorSQL :

  • Mac compatibility : Yes
  • Other supported databases : MongoDB, Salesforce , PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift.
  • License : Trial/ paid http://razorsql.com/register.html
Razor SQL DB Client

5. Redash :

  • Mac compatibility : Yes
  • Other supported databases : MySQL, amazon aurora, PostgreSQl, Amazon Redshift.
  • License : Trial/ paid https://redash.io/pricing/
Redash DB Client

6. Navicat Premium :

Navicat Premium DB Client

7. Toad :

  • Mac compatibility : Yes
  • Other supported databases : DB2,Amazon simple DB,Amazon Dynamo DB, PostgreSQ, Amazon Redshift.
  • License : Trial/Price on request
Toad DB Client

8. PGAdmin :

PGAdmin DB Client

We recommend DBVisualizer because its easy to use, versatile, great UI. The fail over and connection alive features are handled really well. DBVisualizer free version lacks certain basic features such as DDL operations through the UI. This is obviously supported through the Pro version. PGAdmin has all the features that is required to manage the day to day operations. However, the older deprecated version 3 has major stability issues with Keep Alive feature. The newer 4x version seems much better but we found that it still has a lot of UI related issues which is sometimes very frustrating.

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