Open Source SQL Server Management Studio Alternatives for Mac

SQL Server Management Studio is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small DBeaver iconDBeaver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 33 alternatives to SQL Server Management Studio and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SQL Server Management Studio are Small Azure Data Studio iconAzure Data Studio (Free, Open Source), Small DataGrip iconDataGrip (Paid), Small Valentina Studio iconValentina Studio (Freemium) and Small SQuirreL SQL iconSQuirreL SQL (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 21, 2020

  • DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.
    Most users think this is great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse
    • Java
    Gu
    Connect to "MS SQL 2017 for Linux" - Out of the box (server and DBeaver - linux- Archlinux), clean look, nice, cool

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    Installs SQL Server plugin automatically and works fine.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    Connected without much effort. Always a must in IT for FAST solutions.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • A new database management tool from Microsoft, a lightweight version of Management Studio.
    Most users think this is great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    There are a number of extensions available for AzureOperationsstudio that help with managing the SQL server.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It's still in its infancy, but it does the basics. I can't picture myself actually developing in ADS, but that could change as time goes on. I already prefer to store my dev databases on Azure so that they are always available.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It runs on the Mac. I have not tested the other ones.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • SQuirreL SQL is an open-source Java SQL Client program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.
    Most users think this is great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    It works perfectly on Linux. Nice and comfortable to work with.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Develop Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse everywhere.
    Most users think this is great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Open Source SQL Editor and Database Manager for MySQL, SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, Sqlite and more.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • MariaDB
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • CockroachDB
    • Amazon Redshift
    • PostgreSQL
  • Open Sqlite databases and explore the internal organisation of various objects such as schema, tables and indices.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
  • Downloadable with free trial, runs locally, connects to database, runs webserver, allows you to look around a database in your browser.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted