Databases are everywhere nowadays, and with good reason. As such, there are a lot of tools you can use to work with them. This is the final installment of our four series Top SQL Tools for 2020 blog.
FlySpeed SQL Query
FlySpeed’s SQL Query is yet another universal database tool at your disposal, and while it’s free for non-commercial use, commercial users will have to get a license to use it. Prices start at $39/month per user. It’s a Windows-only app, too, so Mac and Linux users don’t have it available just yet.
FlySpeed connects to all modern database servers, and has a visual query designer, lets you continue work exactly where you left off, has a portable version, and more. If you’re an educator, they also provide a free version for you and your students to use.
TablePlus also offers a modern GUI tool that works with most relational databases in the market, and is available for MacOX and Windows. Its most attractive offerings are how fast it runs, a bevy of security features, customizable appearance, and a UI that’s incredibly easy to use. See a video on how it works here.
The documentation is also very well done, and has 24-hour support.
datapine SQL Editor
Still on the realm of paid SQL Editor tools, you can also choose Datapine’s SQL Editor. As with other paid SQL tools we’ve seen, it has a graphical interface that lets you build SQL queries without knowing how to code, generates charts and tables in real-time, easy set-up, drag-and-drop interface, works on mobile, automatic SQL code generation, and much more.
You can take a look at their demo dashboards here to have an idea of what they can do. In terms of pricing, it starts at $299/month.
Toad for SQL Server
Toad for SQL Server is a paid admin tool that works with pretty much every type of database in the market. Its prices start at $799, and they have an interactive demo you can check out.
As for features, it offers many, as one would expect of paid software. It includes compare and sync for easy identification of syncing servers, schemas, and data; group execution for when you need scripts to be simultaneously executed in different servers; a log reader to roll back transactions without needing to restore them from a backup; a job manager and SQL optimizer for managing database loads and automated query rewrites and optimization; performance testing; data modeling; automation of repetitive tasks; and more.
The last tool we’ll be covering is Razor SQL, another paid universal tool that starts at $99.99/year per user. It works on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Solaris, and has been tested on over 40 databases—meaning it works with pretty much all the popular ones on the market.
It boasts advanced connection features such as built-in support for many databases, a great SQL and Database editor, and many SQL tools like a multi-table Database Data Search Tool, Edit Table, exports in XML, and more. If you’re just starting out, they have you covered with plenty of easy-to-follow tutorials as well.