Database Management tools used by top Remote DBA Experts

Creation, retrieval, updating and managing data are key functional components of Databases. These processes have to take place systematically between users and programmers. Data should be accessed by the users and changes made without having to install new programs every other time. It is for this reason that you might consider using remote DBA experts. Database management is the core of most businesses and while running your business, you’ll incur costs relating to the data and information derived.

A DBMS manages operations between the data, data engine and the database’s logical structure. These elements ensure concurrency, data security, uniform administration and high data integrity.  Professional database management is offered by remote database administrators. They undertake tasks like back-ups and recovery, automated rollbacks, system change management, restarts and logging/ auditing of activities are monitored and updated. Some of the tools used for these tasks include:

  • Adminer

Packaged using a single PHP file like phpMyAdmin, this database management tool allows you to manage databases, columns, tables, users, indexes, permissions and others from web-based user interfaces.

It supports systems like MySQL, SQLite, MS SQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Once you’ve loaded your Adminer page, you get to choose a database management system to connect to, a server name, database name and your user details.

EMS SQL Manager Lite for SQL Server

This tool enables functionalities for creation and editing of SQL Server database objects as well as creation, editing, execution and saving SQL queries. It is a good alternative to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio because of its user friendly interface. EMS also provides versions that run on other RDBMS’ such as MySQL and Oracle. You should note that you’ll need to register a database to manage before running EMS SQL Manager Lite for SQL Server.

  • Firebird

This is an open-source SQL relational database management system for Windows and Linux. It is lightweight but powerful.  It has features for stored procedures and triggers, incremental back-ups, full ACID compliant transactions and multiple access methods for example: Python, PHP, Perl, .NET, ODBC and OLEDB. A third party application like TurboBird is however needed for database administration.

  • Squirrel SQL

It is a JAVA-based database administration tool for JDBC compliant databases. Squirrel SQL Client supports databases such as IBM DB2, InterBase, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, My SQL, Oracle, Firebird, Sybase and PostreSQL. Configuration of the driver definition is necessary to connect to a database. Driver information specifies the JDBS driver to use as well as the specific connection parameters. Expert advice has been provided by most developers on the use of this tool for your database management needs.

  • DBeaver

This database administration tool has an open- source universal interface and supports compliant databases like MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Firebird SQL Server or Sybase. Its capabilities include creating and executing SQL scripts, browsing and editing databases, data export, transaction management and ER diagrams. Plugins extend DBeaver’s functionality. It has a low memory footprint.

  • DBVisualizer Free

A universal database administration tool managing Oracle, SQLite, MySQL and Sybase among other databases. It can navigate through database objects and visually support creation and edits to database objects. It also has the ability to import data from files and SQL Editor with auto-complete and visual query building support features. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

  • FlySpeed SQL Query

This tool simplifies working with data. It supports popular database servers such as SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. Office formats like CSV and Excel are also supported.

IT is therefore important that you keep in mind these tools, discuss with your database administrator and select the best tools to use.