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SQL Client for Mac OS X that works with MS SQL Server [closed]

SQL Client for Mac OS X that works with MS SQL Server [closed]

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How can I connect to a remote SQL server using Mac OS X? I don't really need a GUI, but it would be nice to have for the color coding and resultset grid. I'd rather not have to use a VM.

Is there a SQL client for Mac OS X that works with MS SQL Server?"

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Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

"Let's work together on a canonical answer.

Native Apps

Valentina Studio


Oracle SQL Developer (free)
SQuirrel SQL (free, open source)
Razor SQL
DB Visualizer
DBeaver (free, open source)
SQL Workbench/J (free, open source)
JetBrains DataGrip
Metabase (free, open source)
Netbeans (free, open source, full development environment)


Visual Studio Code with mssql extension
Azure Data Studio

(TODO: Add others mentioned below)"
Guest [Entry]

"The Java-based Oracle SQL Developer has a plugin module that supports SQL Server. I use it regularly on my Mac. It's free, too.

Here's how to install the SQL Server plugin:

Run SQL Developer
go to this menu item: Oracle SQL Developer/Preferences/Database/Third-party JDBC Drivers
Click help.
It will have pointers to the JAR files for MySQL, SQL Server, etc.
The SQL Server JAR file is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/jtds/files/"
Guest [Entry]

This will be the second question in a row I've answered with this, so I think it's worth pointing out that I have no affiliation with this product, but I use it and love it and think it's the right answer to this question too: DbVisualizer.
Guest [Entry]

"When this question was asked there were very few tools out there were worth much. I also ended up using Fusion and a Windows client. I have tried just about everything for MAC and Linux and never found anything worthwhile. That included dbvisualizer, squirrel (particularly bad, even though the windows haters in my office swear by it), the oracle SQL developer and a bunch of others.
Nothing compared to DBArtizan on Windows as far as I was concerned and I was prepared to use it with Fusion or VirtualBox. I don't use the MS product because it is only limited to MS SQL.

Bottom line is nothing free is worthwhile, nor were most commercial non windows products

However, now (March 2010) I believe there are two serious contenders and worthwhile versions for the MAC and Linux which have a low cost associated with them. The first one is Aqua Data Studio which costs about $450 per user, which is a barely acceptable, but cheap compared to DBArtizan and others with similar functionality (but MS only). The other is RazorSQL which only costs $69 per user.
Aqua data studio is good, but a resource hog and basically pretty sluggish and has non essential features such as the ER diagram tool, which is pretty bad at that. The Razor is lightning fast and is only a 16meg download and has everything an SQL developer needs including a TSQL editor.

So the big winner is RazorSQL and for $69, well worth it and feature ridden. Believe me, after several years of waiting to find a cheap non windows substitute for DBartizan, I have finally found one and I have been very picky."