Alternative to SQL Server Management Studio

Are you still working in SSMS? Try dbForge Studio for SQL Server that is an advanced SQL Server Management Studio alternative! It is all-in-one MSSQL GUI for database development and management with lots of advanced features, easy-to-use interface, and high performance. Take a look at the main advantages of dbForge Studio for SQL Server over SSMS that make your development process more efficient.

SQL Server developers and DBAs performing complex database tasks can safely rely on this SQL Server IDE, because it’s trustworthy, easy to use, and highly-effective. The product substantially accelerates database delivery and greatly extends team's productivity.

Stop wasting time searching for and purchasing SSMS plugins across the Internet to get your work done! dbForge Studio for SQL Server has everything you need. Check out the great advantages of our GUI tool over SSMS!

Benefit from Intellisense-like Features Out of the Box

Smart code completion, code formatting, SQL refactoring, snippets, profiles, statement expansion, column picker, and much more! Studio helps avoid the repetition of coding so that you can concentrate on how the code actually works.


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SQL Coding Assistance

Handle Schema/Data Diffs with No Hassle

Compare data in different SQL Server instances in a blink and generate flawless synchronization scripts. Our alternative to SSMS tool allows comparing database schemas, backups, database snapshots, script folders, and database schemas stored in source control.


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Schema Compare

Manage Database Changes in Source Control

Make a practice of managing database changes in source control. Get the benefits from viewing the change history, navigating between different revisions and merging.


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SQL Source Control

Get Rid of Index Fragmentation

Quickly collect index fragmentation statistics and detect databases that require maintenance. With dbForge Studio Index Manager, you can instantly rebuild and reorganize SQL indexes in visual mode or generate SQL script for the future use.


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Index manager

Implement Database Unit Testing

Implement Automated Unit Tests Based on the tSQLt Framework. The functionality of Unit Test allows you to develop stable and reliable code that can be properly regression-tested at the unit level.


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Unit Test

Generate Meaningful Test Data in a Few Clicks

A built-in Data Generator is a powerful visual component, that considerably saves your time and effort spent on test data generation by populating SQL Server tables with thousands of customizable rows of test data.


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Data Generator

Build Complex Queries Visually

With dbForge Studio for SQL Server that is an alternative to SSMS, you can quickly create complex statements with multiple tables, conditions, and subqueries without manually typing the code.


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Query Builder

Import and Export Data

Our tools support 10+ widely used data formats such as CSV, Excel, XML, JSON, a number of advanced options, and templates for recurring scenarios, customizable command line import and export.


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Data Pump

Enjoy Familiar User Interface

The UI is intuitive and very close to the interface of SQL Server Management Studio. The great number of handy features includes restoring of opened tabs after the application crash or accidental closing, document categories for multiple connections and much more.


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Familiar UI