6 Best Database Management Tools and Applications
Today, while many websites have a database for storing the content, settings, etc., many others are static and don’t use anything to keep the data as they are hard-coded in HTML. For such websites and for managing website database we have collected 6 Best Database Management Applications and Tools that will help you to easily manage your website’s database. Such applications help you to work with multiple database engines, regularly switching between different apps to manage them, metadata editing (tables, columns, keys, indexes), custom SQL execution, users management, multiple connections, etc. We hope you will find the list handy and useful.
1. MyDB Studio : Free MySQL Database Manager
MyDB Studio is a free MySQL database manager application that has almost every feature you can expect for. It can connect to an unlimited number of databases. If they are behind a firewall or local-only, there is support for SSH tunneling to overcome that. Databases, tables and records can be created, edited or deleted, they can be backed up/restored and exported into multiple formats.
2. HeidiSQL : Free Front-End for MySQL & MSSQL
HeidiSQL can connect to multiple databases and besides creating/editing databases, tables, views, stored routines and triggers, it has support for scheduling events (great for regular jobs like backups). Databases and records can be exported or imported with multiple formats and its even possible to transfer a database directly into another server. Currently experimental but HeidiSQL can now connect and manage MSSQL databases which is awesome for anyone working with both platforms.
3. MYWebSQL : Desktop Like Web-Based Admin App
MyWebSQL is an exciting open source alternative to both as it is a web-based MySQL (and SQLite) manager with a desktop-like functionality. It is built with PHP and, with the help of a completely Ajaxed interface, tasks can be accomplished pretty quickly. Creating, editing and deleting tables or records are easily done in a grid mode which also makes working with multiple items at the same time possible. Also, shortcuts for any actions exist inside context menus to make browsing faster. There are other must-have features like import-export, SQL editor (with syntax highlighting), repair tables, search, process manager, etc. MyWebSQL is a multilanguage app with lots of ready-to-use languages and has a themable interface.
4. DBeaver : Free Database Manager
DBeaver is a free database management application which works with many different engines including MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, SQLite, Sybase, Firebird and much more. As the application is built with Java, it works in all major operating systems(Windows, Mac & Linux). It can handle all the major tasks like metadata editing (tables, columns, keys, indexes), custom SQL execution, users management, multiple connections, etc. We can draw ER diagrams for database modeling, and, the app is soon to be open sourced.
5. DbNinja : Web MySQL Manager App
DbNinja is a fresh, web-based MySQL database management application that is built with PHP. The application has a desktop-like, slick interface and can connect to multiple local + remote databases. DbNinja allows working on multiple tasks at the same time with the ability to run each task on a different tab.
OpenKeyval is a completely open key-value data store, exposed as a drop-dead simple web service. The goal is to make this a very easy way to persist data in web application. It is a free (also open source) and web-based database service that doesn’t require any registration and can be used instantly. We simply send a POST request to store any data (with a unique prefix of our preference), can request or delete it anytime and responses come in a JSON format.