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 more than 25 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 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. View 110 alternatives to DBeaver
      Most users think DBeaver is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Eclipse
      • Java
      DBeaver vs SQL Server Management Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Connect to "MS SQL 2017 for Linux" - Out of the box (server and DBeaver - linux- Archlinux), clean look, nice, cool
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Installs SQL Server plugin automatically and works fine.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Connected without much effort. Always a must in IT for FAST solutions.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • A new database management tool from Microsoft, a lightweight version of Management Studio. View 28 alternatives to Azure Data Studio
      Most users think Azure Data Studio is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Azure Data Studio vs SQL Server Management Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      kurotsuki 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.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      There are a number of extensions available for AzureOperationsstudio that help with managing the SQL server.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      Don't allow schema diagrams
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      It runs on the Mac. I have not tested the other ones.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      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 almost 2 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Microsoft SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure SQL DB and SQL DW from Windows, macOS and Linux. Source: https://github.com/Microsoft/sqlopsstudio
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    • DataGrip is a database IDE from JetBrains that is tailored to suit specific needs of professional SQL developers. View 65 alternatives to DataGrip
      Almost everyone thinks DataGrip is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    • 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. View 73 alternatives to Valentina Studio
      Most users think Valentina Studio is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Valentina Studio vs SQL Server Management Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Graphics query designer. Option to import data to a table directly from *.CSV file.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      uniphonic There is one of the few free Mac clients with a nice graphical UI.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • 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. View 71 alternatives to SQuirreL SQL
      Most users think SQuirreL SQL is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SQuirreL SQL vs SQL Server Management Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It works perfectly on Linux. Nice and comfortable to work with.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    • 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. View 85 alternatives to Navicat
    • TablePlus is a native app which helps you easily edit database data and structure. TablePlus includes many security features to protect your database, including native libssh and TLS to encrypt your connection. View 70 alternatives to Tableplus
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Tableplus vs SQL Server Management Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Too basic, too few admin features
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    • Develop Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse everywhere. View 24 alternatives to mssql for Visual Studio Code
      Most users think mssql for Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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. View 67 alternatives to RazorSQL
      Some users think RazorSQL is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio, some don't.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • PopSQL is a modern SQL editor for teams that lets you write queries, visualize data, and share your results. View 58 alternatives to PopSQL
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