Best SQL Client for Windows in 2022

 We are all currently experiencing the fourth industrial revolution and according to recent trends “Data is the new oil”. Just like oil, raw data isn’t valuable. After world pandemic 2020 data is in greater demand ever before because after pandemic everything is moving to digital world. The value is created after gathering and managing the data into a database. To manage, store and retrieve data we need tools like SQL.


If you are a developers, database administrators, analysts and all people who need to work with databases then you must want to know the best SQL clients for windows. Below is the list of best SQL clients:-

1. DBeaver

2. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

3. Razor SQL

4. Adminer

5. Squirrel SQL

6. DataGrip

7.  Dbvisualizer

8. HeidiSQL

1. DBeaver – Best Sql Client

DBeaver is free multi-platform database tool for developers, database administrators, analysts and all people who need to work with databases. Supports all popular databases:-  Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, IBM DB2, SQLite, MS Access, Sybase, etc.
Supports Any database, Commercial version also support non-JDBC data sources such as Mongo DB, Cassandra, Couch base, Redis , BigTable, Dynamo DB, etc. You can find the list of all databases supported in commercial versions .

Features: –

  • Metadata editor, SQL editor, rich data editor, ERD, data export/import/migration, SQL execution plans, etc.
  • Uses plugins architecture and provides additional functionality for the following databases: MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Greenplum, Oracle, DB2 LUW, Exasol, SQL Server, Sybase/SAP ASE, SQLite, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, Derby, Teradata, Vertica, Netezza, Informix, etc.
  • Based on Eclipse platform

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2. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

Microsoft providing SQL client services from years in the name of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Servers with Advanced Services. SSMSE can also manage instances of the SQL Server Database Engine created by any edition of SQL Server.

Features: –

  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Installs components for communication between clients and servers, and network libraries for DB-Library, ODBC, and OLE DB.
  • Data Quality Client

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3. Razor SQL – Sql Query Tool

RazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, macOS, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris. It is not free tool, but it offers 30days free trial.

Features: –

  • Database Navigator for browsing database objects.
  • SQL Editor for creating SQL queries.
  • Visual tools for creating, editing, dropping, describing, altering, and viewing tables, views, indexes, and sequences
  • Database Management Tools
  • Visual Tools for creating, editing, dropping, and executing stored procedures, functions, and triggers
  • Export data in various formats
  •  Import data from delimited files, Excel files, or fixed width files into tables
  • Table / SQL Query Compare tool for comparing tables or queries across multiple connections
  • SQL Formatter
  • SQL Query builder tool
  • SQL Query Scheduler tool
  • Command Line Interface
  • SQL GUI Tools for generating SQL for various operations
  • Edit, delete, and insert database data with the Database Editor

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4. Adminer – Database Sql tool

Adminer is a PHP-based, free, open source database management tool.

Adminer supports managing databases of MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL, Oracle, SimpleDB, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Firebird. It is also available in 43 languages.

Features: –

  • Connect to a database server
  • Create a new database
  • List fields, indexes, foreign keys and triggers of table
  • Change name, engine, collation, auto increment and comment of table
  • Alter name, type, collation, comment and default values of columns
  • Add and drop tables and columns
  • List data in tables with search, aggregate, sort and limit results
  • Insert new records, update and delete the existing ones
  • Supports all data types, blobs through file transfer
  • Execute any SQL command from a text field or a file
  • Export table structure, data, views, routines, databases to SQL or CSV
  • Print database schema connected by foreign keys
  • Show processes and kill them
  • Display users and rights and change them
  • Display variables with links to documentation
  • Manage events and table partitions (MySQL 5.1)
  • Schemas, sequences, user types (PostgreSQL)
  • Extensive customization options

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5. Squirrel SQL – Open source Sql client

The SquirreL SQL Client is a database administration tool. It uses JDBC to allow users to explore and interact with databases via a JDBC driver. It provides an editor that offers code completion and syntax highlighting for standard SQL. As this desktop application is written entirely in Java with Swing UI components, it should run on any platform that has a JVM. SquirreL SQL Client is free as open source software.

Features: –

  • Introduction and Screen Shots.
  • The SQuirreL desktop in Ocean Theme.
  • Editing of SQL results.
  • Object Tree of Session window. …
  • SQL Editor with code completion popup (ctrl+space)
  • SQL Editor with tools popup menu (ctrl+t) …
  • SQL Editor with bookmark selection popup (ctrl+j)
  • Graph: Charts of tables and their relations / Query builder.

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6. DataGrip – Database Sql client

DataGrip is a multi-engine database environment. If the DBMS has a JDBC driver, you can connect to it via DataGrip. It provides database introspection and various instruments for creating and modifying objects for the supported engines: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle Database, SQL Server,  Azure, Amazon Redshift, SQLite, DB2, H2, Sybase, Exasol, Apache Derby, MariaDB,  HyperSQL, Snowflake, Cassandra, ClickHouse, Greenplum, Apache Hive, Vertica, MongoDB, CockroachDB, Couchbase, BigQuery. It is not free but offers a 30 days free trial.


  • Intelligent query console
  • Efficient scheme navigation
  • Explain plan
  • Smart code completion
  • On-the-fly analysis and quick-fixes
  • Refactoring  that work in SQL files and schemas

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7.  Dbvisualizer – Best Sql Database tool

DbVisualizer is a database management solution that helps businesses monitor and analyze the performance of multiple databases through various operating systems including Windows, macOS and Linux.. It is the ultimate database tool for developers, analysts and database administrators, runs on all majo database engines. DbVisualizer’s features, functions and GUI have been optimized over more than a decade with continuous feedback from commercial customers. DbVisualizer’s Pro version is a growing global success and is used by over 25K paying customer organizations in 145 countries with more than 5M product downloads.

Features: –

  • Runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux/UNIX
  •  Configuarable UI,
  •  SQL history
  •  References graphs
  •  Connection management
  •  Generic JDBC support, Extended database specific support, SSH, Table management, Procedure, function, package and trigger, Database scheduling, events, jobs, Table data viewer/Editor, Table import & export, Query builder, Client-side commands, Explain plan, Charts, Command line interface

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8. HeidiSQL – free software

HeidiSQL is free software, and has the aim to be easy to learn. “Heidi” lets you see and edit data and structures from computers running one of the database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. It lets you edit data, views, procedures, triggers, browse and scheduled events.

Features: –

  • Connect to multiple servers in one window
  • Connect to servers via commandline
  • Create and edit tables, views, stored routines, triggers and scheduled events.
  • Generate nice SQL-exports
  • Export from one server/database directly to another server/database
  • Manage user-privileges
  • Import text-files
  • Export table rows as CSV, HTML, XML, SQL, LaTeX and Wiki Markup
  • Browse and edit table-data using a comfortable grid
  • Bulk edit tables (move to db, change engine, collation etc.)
  • Write queries with customizable syntax-highlighting and code-completion
  • Pretty reformat disordered SQL
  • Monitor and kill client-processes
  • Find specific text in all tables of all databases of one server
  • Optimize and repair tables in a batch manner

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