DbGate is Your To-Go SQL/ NoSQL Database Manager for Windows, Linux and macOS

DbGate is Your To-Go SQL/ NoSQL Database Manager for Windows, Linux and macOS

DbGate is a cross-platform database manager that is designed to be user-friendly and highly effective, especially when working with multiple databases simultaneously.

It offers a range of advanced features including schema comparison, a visual query designer, chart visualization, and capabilities for batch export and import.

Pure Open-source

DbGate is available for free under the MIT license, emphasizing its commitment to accessibility and open-source collaboration. Users can try it online, download it for Windows, Linux, or Mac, or run the web version as an NPM package or Docker image.

Supports NoSQL and SQL Databases

The software supports various databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle (experimental), MongoDB, Redis, SQLite, Amazon Redshift, CockroachDB, and MariaDB, further demonstrating its versatility and broad applicability.

Features Highlight

DB Connections

This feature allows you to connect to multiple databases either directly or through an SSH tunnel.

Data Editor

You can browse or edit data in your tables or views, and filter the data by column value.

SQL Editor and SQL Generator

This feature allows you to edit SQL queries with the help of auto-complete suggestions.

Export and Import

You can export and import data from/to CSV, JSON or Excel formats. This feature also supports JavaScript scripting.

NoSQL Database Support

This feature allows you to connect to MongoDB or Redis, browse or filter JSON document data.

SQL/MongoDB Query Builder

This tool allows you to visually design queries or combine data from SQL or MongoDB databases.

Schema Editor and Deployer

Edit your table schema with keys and indexes. You can also use the database compare tool and deploy your DB models.


This feature allows you to use custom plugins for various import/export formats.


A powerful viewer is provided for NDJSON/JSON lines format.

Other Features

The software provides ER diagrams, dark theme, charts, maps, and configurable keyboard shortcuts.

Web App Configuration and Authorization

The web app provides authorization using OAuth or with LDAP/Active directory.

Rich Feature Set

  • Table data editing, with SQL change script preview
  • Edit table schema, indexes, primary and foreign keys
  • Compare and synchronize database structure
  • ER diagram
  • Light and dark theme
  • Master/detail views, foreign key lookups
  • Query designer
  • Form view for comfortable work with tables with many columns
  • JSON view on MongoDB collections
  • Explore tables, views, procedures, functions, MongoDB collections
  • SQL editor
    • execute SQL script
    • SQL code formatter
    • SQL code completion
    • Add SQL LEFT/INNER/RIGHT join utility
  • Mongo JavaScript editor, execute Mongo script (with NodeJs syntax)
  • Redis tree view, generate script from keys, run Redis script
  • Runs as application for Windows, Linux and Mac. Or in Docker container on server and in web Browser on client.
  • Import, export from/to CSV, Excel, JSON, NDJSON, XML
  • Free table editor - quick table data editing (cleanup data after import/before export, prototype tables etc.)
  • Archives - backup your data in NDJSON files on local filesystem (or on DbGate server, when using web application)
  • Charts, export chart to HTML page
  • For detailed info, how to run DbGate in docker container, visit docker hub
  • Extensible plugin architecture
  • Perspectives - nested table view over complex relational data, query designer on MongoDB databases

Built with Web Technologies

The app is built using Node.js, JavaScript, and Svelte framework. It uses Electron.js to build the desktop app.

Supported Platforms

  • Windows
  • Windows Portable
  • Linux: AppImage, Debian, Snap package,
  • Linux ARM
  • macOS Intel
  • macOS Apple Silicon
  • Docker
  • NPM package

Install as a Self-hosted App using Docker

You can easily install DbGate using the Docker image:

Pull the image from the Docker Hub Repository

docker pull dbgate/dbgate

Use the following command to start a container with DbGate

docker run -it --name dbgate-instance --restart always -p <port on host>:3000 dbgate/dbgate

If you want to preconfigure connections:

docker run -it --name dbgate-instance --restart always -p <port on host>:3000 -e CONNECTIONS='mssql' -e LABEL_mssql='MS SQL' -e SERVER_mssql='SERVER_IP' -e USER_mssql='USER' -e PASSWORD_mssql='PWD' -e ENGINE_mssql='mssql@dbgate-plugin-mssql'  dbgate/dbgate

If you want to install it using Docker Compose, you can use the following snippet

version: '3'
    image: dbgate/dbgate
    restart: always
      - 80:3000
      - dbgate-data:/root/.dbgate
      CONNECTIONS: con1,con2,con3,con4

      LABEL_con1: MySql
      SERVER_con1: mysql
      USER_con1: root
      PASSWORD_con1: TEST
      PORT_con1: 3306
      ENGINE_con1: mysql@dbgate-plugin-mysql

      LABEL_con2: Postgres
      SERVER_con2: postgres
      USER_con2: postgres
      PASSWORD_con2: TEST
      PORT_con2: 5432
      ENGINE_con2: postgres@dbgate-plugin-postgres

      LABEL_con3: MongoDB
      URL_con3: mongodb://mongo:27017
      ENGINE_con3: mongo@dbgate-plugin-mongo

      LABEL_con4: SQLite
      FILE_con4: /home/jan/feeds.sqlite
      ENGINE_con4: sqlite@dbgate-plugin-sqlite

    driver: local


DbGate is released as an open-source app under the MIT license.

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