You certainly don’t need a GUI to work with a Postgres-compliant database. For example, CockroachDB – a Postgres-compliant distributed SQL database – comes with a powerful SQL shell that you can run right from your console.
But what if you want something a little more visual?
Never fear! There are quite a few options for third-party graphic user interface (GUI) tools for CockroachDB. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones.
Before we dive into the tools, we should note that we’re only highlighting a few features for each client. Most of them have more to offer than just what we’ve listed below.
We’re also not listing every single GUI that’ll work with CockroachDB. Many Postgres and other database clients can be used to connect with CockroachDB; we’re just highlighting a few of the options we’ve seen our users choose.
Finally, note that of the tools listed below, only DBeaver is officially supported by Cockroach Labs. Our community has tested the other tools and they should work well, but if you encounter compatibility issues or have questions, you’ll need to contact the developer of the tool.
One-sentence summary: A fully-featured database GUI that’ll work with all your databases.
One-sentence summary: Powerful performance visualization and monitoring with some great troubleshooting features, too.
One-sentence summary: A multi-database IDE for SQL developers.
Tutorial: Connecting to CockroachDB with DataGrip
One-sentence summary: A free GUI client with some cool features and community support.
Tutorial: Beekeeper Studio User Guide
One-sentence summary: A simple and clean Postgres client.
Tutorial: Setup instructions on Github
One-sentence summary: A database client that’s attractive, customizable, and fast.
Tutorial: Getting started with TablePlus
One-sentence summary: A simple Postgres client for Mac only.
Tutorial: Postico user guide
One-sentence summary: A fully-featured, cross-platform Postgres client.
Tutorial: Navicat User Manuals
This is just the tip of the iceberg, really. CData makes a JDBC driver for CockroachDB that allows you to plug it into lots of different tools, including DBVisualizer. For additional tools that’ll work with CockroachDB, check out our docs pages for: