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Aqua Data Studio provides an integrated database environment with a single consistent interface to all major relational databases. This allows the DBA or developer to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously from one application. Aqua Data Studio's sophisticated Query Analyzer allows users to work on database scripts with specific RDBMS syntax highlighting and auto-completion to develop and test scripts. It also features expository graphical browsing capabilities and the ability to save your query results in many formats including HTML and XML.

What's New

Version 14.0.18:
  • Bug : Hive : Schema Script Generator : Produces INSERT statements which are wrong for HIVE
  • Enhancement : Apache Hive : Visual Editor : ApacheHive0.13 - Add support for Decimal datatype scale and precision when creating tables and ER Diagrams
  • Enhancement : Hive : Impala :Visual Editor : Create Table window Storage Tab, Stored As default parameter should be more...


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 Update 1 or later

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Mitzanu Member IconReview+1

You can use DbSchema it's much cheaper and also it's one of the best software on the market, try it :)

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Version 9.0.15
solidated Member IconReview+3

I use Aqua Data Studio almost every day. Having switched from a PC last year, I'm on a Mac and this is the only tool available that's both commercially viable and at a reasonable price.

To the reviewers that complain about the $399 price: You guys aren't serious developers. ...Maybe database hobbyists, but no way you guys make a living developing anything. If you did, you'd know just how good a price it actually is. I actually can't think of any other commercial DB software that's cheaper. Can you?

I'm very happy with the available database connection types and options as well as the ease of use. Overall the application is rock solid. My only gripe is that on the Mac (don't know about other versions), I don't like the way windows behave when you're creating or altering a table. The focus of elements isn't what I'd prefer but I can deal with it.

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Version 7.0.22
blee Member IconComment+2

I just came back to this software because I needed to do some database work and was shocked to see the price is no $399 thats pretty insane considering all the other options out there including the slew of free tools.

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Version 6.5.7

You get what you pay for. For instance, look around and try to find a decent Stored Procedure debugger. There isn't too many.

Sybase Workspace Studio 2.0 costs like $2,000 per license. At that price $400 looks like a steal.

yNot Member IconComment+6

Looks cool, but too expensive. If their price jumps $400 in one step, what's the next price increase going to be? Would have liked to continue to recommend this to my hosting clientele, but I am not going to get them into a program that sees such price increases. I would have much rather seen smaller and consistent price increases throughout the life of this product.

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Version 6.0.12
Nemesys Member IconComment+22

Ouch! What happened here? $399 for a single-user license? Sorry, that's way too expensive for hobbyists.

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Version 6.0.10
germano60 Member IconComment+54

Yep, not only it's no longer free but a single license costs $399!!!! OK, nice piece of sw, lots of effort, it's fair to ask money for it. OK, you have full functional version not-expiring for free but that's just for "evaluation purposes".

But going from totally free to $399 in just one shot, well guys, that's maybe one step too much.

What about considering a special discount or a special pricing for single-computer, single-user licensing?

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Version 6.0.10
ennuini Member IconComment+1

While a good application, it should be noted that contrary to the information at the time I downloaded Aqua Data Studio, this version marks a changed pricing scheme, and is in fact no longer free.

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Version 6.0.10
NadeemF Member IconReview+2

Great value (free for academics).
It does the job pretty well when I use it to query Oracle (both from a Mac and from Windows).
Some interactions seem a bit quirky, but it is probably more to do with my ignorance of some Oracle intricacies.

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Version 4.5.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

I'm a professional database developer and this is the app I use for practically all my SQL work. I develop for MS SQL server but spend 90% of my time on a Mac. This is really the only app for the Mac that gets it right (I've tried them all and paid several hundred dollars for some of them). If I didn't have this I would have to spend a lot more time on my Windows machine. It's got a combination of features included in the Microsoft tools that ship with SQL server, plus a few that they don't have (like autocomplete of SQL statments, filling in table names and the like). It's intended for developers who know SQL, not casual users who want something to write SQL for them because they don't know how.

It is Java based but performance hasn't been an issue for me (I do most of my development on a dual G5). Note that my high rating in Value is partly because I'm an edu user and it's free for educational use - though I would pay if necessary.

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Version 4.5.1
Planeten.paultje@mac.com-Guhy Member IconComment+0

Pasco.com sells a data aquisition program for its probes called "Data Studio". Could be confusing.......

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Version 4.5.1
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Downloads 33,152
Version Downloads 48
Type Development / Java
License Demo
Date 18 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $499.00
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