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Roundup of Data Modellers

Posted on 05 April 2004 by Demian Turner

Many thanks to Radek Maciaszek who put together this roundup of data modelling tools:

 dbdesigner: http://www.fabforce.net/dbdesigner4
 + cross platform
 + reverse engineering
 + support postgresql by odbc
   (odbc: http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/psqlodbc/projdisplay.php)

zeos database designer: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=35994
 + should be cross platform
 – doesn’t work on my system (crashes on startup)
Maybe it will work on yours?

azzuri: http://www.azzurri.jp/en/index.jsp
 ± commercial but with freeware version
 ± needs eclipse
 + reverse enginering
 + work with mysql and pgsql and with any jdbc sql’92 compatible db

dbmodeller: http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/dbmodeller/projdisplay.php
  + written in java (platform independent)
  + full source code available
  + reverse/forward engineering
  + mysql/postgresql/mssql/oracle
  – ugly

dbvisualiser: http://www.dbvis.com/products/dbvis/info.html 
  + java (platform independent)
  ± commercial but with freeware version
  + reverse engineering
  – problems with references 

DatabaseOrganizer: http://db-org.sourceforge.net/
  – needs tomcat
  + should work with mysql and postgresql

Abeille Personal Edition http://www.jetaware.com/Home.jsp
  ± commercial but with freeware version

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. nurikabe Says:

    Elegant solution to an old problem:

    http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/schemaball

  2. demian Says:

    Look also at: http://lmuphp.sourceforge.net/ This is for UML. After few improvements should be really great tool

  3. akylyn Says:

    http://dbdesign.sourceforge.net/

    this project seems to be promising. simple swiss army modeler with and XML / XSL approach for exporting db scripts out of models

  4. editor Says:

    Having a tool is good. Having a method is even better 😉
    \"Database Modelling in UML\". This article offers a step by step approach to transform a UML
    object-oriented class model in a purely relational database.

    http://www.methodsandtools.com/archive/archive.php?id=9

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