Alternative to SQL Server Management Studio

Are you still working in SSMS? Try dbForge Studio for SQL Server! It is all-in-one GUI for SQL 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.

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!


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SQL Coding Assistance

Handle Schema/Data Diffs with No Hassle

Compare data in different SQL Server instances and generate synchronization scripts.


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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.


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Index manager

Implement Database Unit Testing

Implement Automated Unit Tests Based on the tSQLt Framework.


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Unit Test

Generate Meaningful Test Data in a Few Clicks

Built-in Data Generator allows you to populate an empty database with a hundred thousands of meaningful test data.


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Data Generator

Build Complex Queries Visually

With this tool, 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 SSMS. 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