DbVis Software AB was founded in 2003. It is a privately held company dedicated to developing and selling platform independent tools for database administration and development. Headquarter office in Stockholm, Sweden.
The core product – DbVisualizer – with more than 4 millions downloads of its two flavors: the commercial DbVisualizer Pro edition launched in 2002 and the DbVisualizer Free edition in 1999. More than 20,500 customer organizations have purchased the commercial version, some opting for the Premium Support level.
DbVisualizer is a global word-of-mouth success, supported by the quality software with an intuitive user friendly interface. Staying true to its original objectives, DbVisualizer is still a highly focused software product, not bloated with unneeded functions. New features are only added after feedback from the user community indicates a need.
Support is offered as a quick and precise service, and is performed by the same team that develops the product.
DbVisualizer is in part built on open source software, and we are giving back to the community thru the free version of DbVisualizer, as well as with educational discounts.
DbVisualizer is the universal database tool for developers, DBAs and analysts.
It is the ultimate solution since the same tool can be used on all major operating systems accessing a wide range of databases.
DbVisualizer is tested with the major databases and JDBC drivers. For databases more commonly used in the industry we have added support for database specific features. Some of these features are:
Management of database specific objects
Visual actions for CREATE, ALTER, DROP, RENAME and so on
Create, Edit and Compile procedures, functions and triggers
Explain plan support
Compare of editors and result sets
...and much more
DbVisualizer integrates seamlessly with the supported operating systems, Windows, macOS and Linux/UNIX. Key bindings are configurable and the appearance of the application is highly customizable.
DbVisualizer is available in two editions:
Free of charge for commercial and non-commercial use. This edition provides basic level features useful for most users.
Extends the Free edition with a collection of productivity features such as:
Edit Table Data
Auto Completion support in the SQL editor
Visual Create/Alter Table support
Charting of data
Management of BLOB/CLOB data
Import data from CSV files
Foreign Key Data Navigator
Explain plan support for some databases
Management of views, triggers, summary tables, synonyms, functions, procedures, system tables, triggers, columns primary keys, privileges, constraints, references, DDL, program, modules, data files, table spaces, etc.
DbVisualizer Pro is commercial and is licensed per user.
The DbVisualizer UI
DbVisualizer has a tab-based user interface that gives you a lot of control over the layout and how to work with your database objects and editors. There are also options to hide certain areas of the user interface to better conform to individual preference and screen real estate use.
DbVisualizer is based on the JDBC toolkit and there are JDBC drivers for almost every database that is available on the market. DbVisualizer supports connecting to local, remote (with option for SSH) and embedded (Java based) databases. Connection management is flexible, with options to set up a connection via the step-by-step Connection Wizard or by manually defining the connection data.
By default, separate physical connections are used to provide transaction isolation and to ensure reliable parallel execution. When needed, e.g. when working with an embedded database, a single physical connection can be used for everything instead.
Database Object Management
Database Object Management is all about browsing the database objects and administering objects such as tables, procedures, functions, triggers, packages, modules, etc.
Database Server Management
Database Server Management is about controlling and administering the database server. This includes areas such as instance, session storage and security management. Every database server is different and so is the support for managing the DB server in DbVisualizer.
Table Data Management
Table Data Management is about handling the data in a table such as editing, importing, exporting, etc.
The SQL Tools in DbVisualizer is centered around the SQL Commander, with its SQL Editor and Query Builder. Additional features are the Scripts, SQL History, Explain Plan and support to display result sets as stunning graphs.
Tools and Features
This section show some of the tools and features in DbVisualizer that are available in various parts of the user interface.
Task Management and Memory Monitoring
Most of the features in DbVisualizer run in the background so that you can work with other tasks while running for example a large SQL script or a database export. All active background tasks are monitored in a task manager with interrupt support.
Command Line Interface
DbVisualizer provides a command line interface for running DbVisualizer SQL scripts without the GUI ever being displayed.
A license for DbVisualizer Pro is for a single user (NOT shared licenses - used by multiple developers). A single licensed user can run DbVisualizer on different computers, regardless of location, even concurrently on more than one computer. For example, you can run DbVisualizer on your computer at the office, and on your laptop at home. Purchase 4 or more licenses and you will get volume discount from the regular price. The optional multi year extension gives additional discount.
After you have purchased DbVisualizer a license certificate email will be sent to you. Load the license key in Help->License Key in DbVisualizer to activate the DbVisualizer Pro features.
Basic vs Premium Support
DbVisualizer Pro comes with the Basic Support as a minimum. It includes all software updates during one year and 60 day email support. The Premium Support option extends the email support to one year. An active support contract includes with the following:
Issues addressed directly by developers
Unlimited ticket based priority support
Guaranteed response within 1 business day
Issue escalation to product development team
Hotfixes/emergency patches in case of critical bugs
First year after purchase DbVisualizer upgrades to newer versions and technical support are included. After one year you may purchase a yearly renewal license for $69 and you can upgrade to the latest DbVisualizer release, including new versions and latest developed features.
The license you have purchased can be used forever with the current version as it will never expire.