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    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 best Mac 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 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SQL Server Management Studio are Azure Data Studio, DataGrip, SQuirreL SQL and Valentina Studio.

    SQL Server Management Studio is mainly a Database Manager but alternatives to it 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.
    This page was last updated Mar 19, 2022
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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.
      DBeaver vs SQL Server Management Studio opinions
      Most users think DBeaver is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      Connect to "MS SQL 2017 for Linux" - Out of the box (server and DBeaver - linux- Archlinux), clean look, nice, cool
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Installs SQL Server plugin automatically and works fine.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Connected without much effort. Always a must in IT for FAST solutions.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
    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.
      Azure Data Studio vs SQL Server Management Studio opinions
      Most users think Azure Data Studio is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
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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 4 years ago

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      There are a number of extensions available for AzureOperationsstudio that help with managing the SQL server.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      1
      Don't allow schema diagrams
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      It runs on the Mac. I have not tested the other ones.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      1
      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 4 years ago

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      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 4 years ago

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    3. DataGrip is a database IDE from JetBrains that is tailored to suit specific needs of professional SQL developers.
      Almost everyone thinks DataGrip is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    4. 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.
      SQuirreL SQL vs SQL Server Management Studio opinions
      Most users think SQuirreL SQL is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      It works perfectly on Linux. Nice and comfortable to work with.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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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.
      Valentina Studio vs SQL Server Management Studio opinions
      Most users think Valentina Studio is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
      Graphics query designer. Option to import data to a table directly from *.CSV file.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      1
      uniphonic There is one of the few free Mac clients with a nice graphical UI.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    6. 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.
      Tableplus vs SQL Server Management Studio opinions
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      Too basic, too few admin features
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    7. 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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      • Windows
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      • MySQL Community Edition
      • MariaDB
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • CockroachDB
      • Amazon Redshift
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      Open Source SQL Editor and Database Manager for MySQL, SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, Sqlite and more.
    8. 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:
      Most users think mssql for Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio.
    9. RazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.
      Some users think RazorSQL is a great alternative to SQL Server Management Studio, some don't.
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