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Alternatives to HeidiSQL

Navicat, MySQL, MySQL WorkBench, DBeaver, and phpMyAdmin are the most popular alternatives and competitors to HeidiSQL.
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What is HeidiSQL and what are its top alternatives?

HeidiSQL is a useful and reliable tool designed for web developers using the popular MariaDB or MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases or PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data, either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers. Read about features or see some screenshots.
HeidiSQL is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
HeidiSQL is an open source tool with 3.5K GitHub stars and 375 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to HeidiSQL's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to HeidiSQL

  • Navicat
    Navicat

    Powerful database management & design tool for Win, Mac & Linux. With intuitive GUI, user manages MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle & PostgreSQL DB easily. ...

  • MySQL
    MySQL

    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software. ...

  • MySQL WorkBench
    MySQL WorkBench

    It enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, forward and reverse engineering, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort. ...

  • DBeaver
    DBeaver

    It is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc. ...

  • phpMyAdmin
    phpMyAdmin

    As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services. ...

  • DataGrip
    DataGrip

    A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases. ...

  • SQLyog
    SQLyog

    It is the most complete MySQL management, GUI solution for DBAs & Devops with powertools like scheduled backups, SSH and HTTP tunneling. ...

  • MariaDB
    MariaDB

    Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance. ...

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Navicat

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A comprehensive DB tool for MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL development and management.
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    MySQL

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      High availability
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      Cross-platform support
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      Great community
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      Secure
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      Full-text indexing and searching
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      Fast, open, available
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      SSL support
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      Reliable
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      Robust
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      Enterprise Version
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      Easy to set up on all platforms
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      NoSQL access to JSON data type
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      Replica Support
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      Relational database
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      Easy, light, scalable
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      Sequel Pro (best SQL GUI)
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    Tim Abbott

    We've been using PostgreSQL since the very early days of Zulip, but we actually didn't use it from the beginning. Zulip started out as a MySQL project back in 2012, because we'd heard it was a good choice for a startup with a wide community. However, we found that even though we were using the Django ORM for most of our database access, we spent a lot of time fighting with MySQL. Issues ranged from bad collation defaults, to bad query plans which required a lot of manual query tweaks.

    We ended up getting so frustrated that we tried out PostgresQL, and the results were fantastic. We didn't have to do any real customization (just some tuning settings for how big a server we had), and all of our most important queries were faster out of the box. As a result, we were able to delete a bunch of custom queries escaping the ORM that we'd written to make the MySQL query planner happy (because postgres just did the right thing automatically).

    And then after that, we've just gotten a ton of value out of postgres. We use its excellent built-in full-text search, which has helped us avoid needing to bring in a tool like Elasticsearch, and we've really enjoyed features like its partial indexes, which saved us a lot of work adding unnecessary extra tables to get good performance for things like our "unread messages" and "starred messages" indexes.

    I can't recommend it highly enough.

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 22 upvotes · 1.3M views

    Our most popular (& controversial!) article to date on the Uber Engineering blog in 3+ yrs. Why we moved from PostgreSQL to MySQL. In essence, it was due to a variety of limitations of Postgres at the time. Fun fact -- earlier in Uber's history we'd actually moved from MySQL to Postgres before switching back for good, & though we published the article in Summer 2016 we haven't looked back since:

    The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms. Specifically, in many of the cases where we previously used Postgres, we now use Schemaless, a novel database sharding layer built on top of MySQL (https://eng.uber.com/schemaless-part-one/). In this article, we’ll explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL:

    https://eng.uber.com/mysql-migration/

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    MySQL WorkBench logo

    MySQL WorkBench

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    CONS OF MYSQL WORKBENCH
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      Kelsey Doolittle

      We have a 138 row, 1700 column database likely to grow at least a row and a column every week. We are mostly concerned with how user-friendly the graphical management tools are. I understand MySQL has MySQL WorkBench, and Microsoft SQL Server has Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. We have about 6 months to migrate our Excel database to one of these DBMS, and continue (hopefully manually) importing excel files from then on. Any tips appreciated!

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      DBeaver

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        Platform independent
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        Automatic driver download
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        Import-Export Data
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        Simple to use
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        Wide range of DBMS support
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        Move data between databases
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        SAP Hana DB support
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        Manikandan Shanmugam
        Software Engineer at Blitzscaletech Software Solution · | 4 upvotes · 486K views
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        Which tools are preferred if I choose to work on more data side? Which one is good if I decide to work on web development? I'm using DBeaver and am now considering a move to AzureDataStudio to break the monotony while working. I would like to hear your opinion. Which one are you using, and what are the things you are missing in dbeaver or data studio.

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        phpMyAdmin

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            Wide range of DBMS support
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            Generate ERD
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            Quick-fixes using keyboard shortcuts
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            Database introspection on 21 different dbms
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            Export data using a variety of formats using open api
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            Import data
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            SQLyog

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                MariaDB

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                  Easy and fast
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                  Lead developer is "monty" widenius the founder of mysql
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                  Learning curve easy
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                  Consistent and robust
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                  Joshua Dean Küpper
                  CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 11 upvotes · 380.9K views

                  We primarily use MariaDB but use PostgreSQL as a part of GitLab , Sentry and Nextcloud , which (initially) forced us to use it anyways. While this isn't much of a decision – because we didn't have one (ha ha) – we learned to love the perks and advantages of PostgreSQL anyways. PostgreSQL's extension system makes it even more flexible than a lot of the other SQL-based DBs (that only offer stored procedures) and the additional JOIN options, the enhanced role management and the different authentication options came in really handy, when doing manual maintenance on the databases.

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                  I'm researching what Technology Stack I should use to build my product (something like food delivery App) for Web, iOS, and Android Apps. Please advise which technologies you would recommend from a Scalability, Reliability, Cost, and Efficiency standpoint for a start-up. Here are the technologies I came up with, feel free to suggest any new technology even it's not in the list below.

                  For Mobile Apps -

                  1. native languages like Swift for IOS and Java/Kotlin for Android
                  2. or cross-platform languages like React Native for both IOS and Android Apps

                  For UI -

                  1. React

                  For Back-End or APIs -

                  1. Node.js
                  2. PHP

                  For Database -

                  1. PostgreSQL
                  2. MySQL
                  3. Cloud Firestore
                  4. MariaDB

                  Thanks!

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