Best SQL Server IDE for Effective Development

SQL developers and DBAs performing complex database tasks can use the GUI tool to speed up almost any database experience, such as designing databases, writing SQL code, comparing databases, synchronizing schemas and data, generating meaningful test data, and much more.

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The Express Edition of dbForge Studio for SQL Server delivers basic features for database development and administration. Download and use for free!

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See how dbForge Studio surpasses SSMS in terms of features

Stop the endless search for SSMS plug-ins and switch easily to dbForge Studio for SQL Server, which is packed with the ultimate built-in tools to set up your SQL development environment. Check out the great advantages of our SSMS alternative and enjoy the best user experience!

Everything you need to ensure robust database development

Database development via this Microsoft SQL Manager

Database Development

dbForge Studio for MS SQL Server provides extensive functionality and a bunch of built-in tools that will automate routines and make developers truly agile in the database development process.

Level up Query Coding
Level up query coding
Database management with the help of our MS SQL GUI tool

Database Management

As a robust Microsoft SQL manager, dbForge Studio for SQL Server has a set of database management tools that help DBAs protect data and resolve problems before they harm the database health.

Make database migration faster
Faster database migration
Database administration inside the SQL Server IDE

Database Administration

Database administration is a complex and time-consuming work that requires high skills and experience. That's why Studio for SQL Server provides professional SQL Server administration tools for secure database management.

Boost in Monitoring
Boost in monitoring
Data reports and analysis capabilities of this MS SQL database client

Data Reports and Analysis

Creation of data reports and pivot tables, as well as data comparison, may take much time and effort. Our MS SQL database client provides the IDE that allows boosting productivity with the help of the following tools:

Efficiency Boost
Efficiency boost
dbForge DevOps Automation for SQL Server

A simple way to release databases faster

Implement database CI/CD and improve performance by automating build and deployment processes using the
dbForge Studio for SQL Server

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Unlock the tangible value of dbForge Studio for SQL Server

dbForge Studio is one of the best SQL Server GUI on the market available on Windows, macOS and Linux.

Efficiency at daily tasks
Stay highly productive and flexible at your workplace and deal with your daily tasks at a faster pace due to a user-oriented tool and the variety of features it offers.
Staff productivity
Improve employee productivity with the CI/CD approach including source control integration, unit testing, schema comparison, and script generation capabilities.
Increase in coding productivity
Code faster with snippets, IntelliSense-style code completion, instant formatting, smart refactoring, and a punch of other useful features provided by the dbForge tool.

Faster database migration

Cut to a minimum time spent on transferring SQL data between databases or servers using powerful schema and data comparison and synchronization dbForge Studio tools.

Test data and scripts generation

Increase customer satisfaction by saving time on populating SQL databases with huge volumes of test data and automation of data generation routines using the command line.

Faster database development

Improve database development, reduce bugs in applications, and tune performance by using a bunch of cutting-edge features built into the dbForge Studio GUI tool.

Efficiency with DevOps

Optimize, speed up, and make the database administration process and workload more efficient, as well as achieve better collaboration and flexibility between teams.

Speed of deployment

Release the updated products faster with the newest and cutting-edge features and at the same time keep the security, compliance, and database integrity.

Improvement in testing

Accelerate and enhance the testing process, as well as save costs and minimize errors and defects by putting the application through various test cases and unit tests.

Learning curve

Level up user experience due to the user-friendly and fully functional IDE packed with a rich set of advanced features, capabilities, and various editions for any taste.

Reduction of errors

Maximize product quality, avoid bugs and optimize your work using the SQL Editor with its smart context-sensitive code completion, formatting, navigation, and much more.

Productivity in reporting

Increase productivity with data analysis and reporting tools to visualize data in an intuitive GUI, benefit from Report and Chart Designers, and save templates for later use.
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Leading companies choose dbForge Studio for SQL Server

Microsoft Corporation
Chevron Corporation
The Procter and Gamble Company
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
The Kroger company
XPO Logistics, Inc.
The International Paper Company

Awards & Recognition

dbForge Studio for SQL Server has been consistently recognized for quality, reliability, and practical value delivered under a sleek user interface
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System Requirements


dbForge Studio for SQL Server is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows10, as well as with Windows 11


Run dbForge Studio on macOS with Monterey version 12.00, Big Sur version 11.00, Catalina version 10.15, Mojave version 10.14, and High Sierra version 10.13



dbForge Studio for SQL Server is now available for the following Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and also Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

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