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SQL Server Management Studio Alternatives for Linux

SQL Server Management Studio is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is DBeaver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SQL Server Management Studio and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SQL Server Management Studio are Azure Data Studio, DataGrip, SQuirreL SQL and Valentina Studio.

SQL Server Management Studio alternatives are mainly Database Managers but may also be Business Intelligence Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SQL Server Management Studio.
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  1. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

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    Connect to "MS SQL 2017 for Linux" - Out of the box (server and DBeaver - linux- Archlinux), clean look, nice, cool

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    Installs SQL Server plugin automatically and works fine.

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

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  2. Azure Data Studio (formerly SQL Operations Studio) is a free, light-weight tool, that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, for managing SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse; wherever they're running.

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    It's look promising. It still in in early stage of preview (maybe late alpha or early beta), but it can do basic needs to access sql server. the UI also quite neat. No clutters visible at the moment. Hopefully, it can have more advance features SSMS has in the future. What surprise me is that this app is based on electronjs, a javascript framework for desktop apps which leave small footprint on my system.

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    This seems a really promising project. Now just a "preview" (alpha i guess? version 0.24). Hopefully this will evolve in a truly great SSMS alternative for Linux.

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    Don't allow schema diagrams

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

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    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.

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    There are a number of extensions available for AzureOperationsstudio that help with managing the SQL server.

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    dbunch

    Preview for Windows has functionality of SSMS + better look-and-feel. For folks unaccustomed to writing/comprehending VS Code, some configuration tasks like adjusting interface settings may be a challenge.

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    DataGrip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DataGrip is a database IDE from JetBrains that is tailored to suit specific needs of professional SQL developers.

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    Almost everyone thinks DataGrip is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
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    SQuirreL SQL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    It works perfectly on Linux. Nice and comfortable to work with.

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  5. FREE native database manager for SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and Valentina DB. PRO Edition adds Report Editor and Form Editor with JavaScripting and dozen features.

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    Graphics query designer. Option to import data to a table directly from *.CSV file.

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    uniphonic

    There is one of the few free Mac clients with a nice graphical UI.

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    Navicat

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Navicat is a database administration tool that allows you to simultaneously connect to MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases from a single application.

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    Beekeeper studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • MariaDB
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • CockroachDB
    • Amazon Redshift
    • PostgreSQL

    Open Source SQL Editor and Database Manager for MySQL, SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, Sqlite and more.

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    mssql for Visual Studio Code

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A Visual Studio Code extension for developing Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse everywhere with a rich set of functionalities, including:

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    Most users think mssql for Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
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    RazorSQL

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    RazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.

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    DbGate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Open source database manager for SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB and more.

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