Introduction to Navicat for MySQL
Navicat is one more client-side tool that can be used for developing and administrating for MySQL or MariaDB database. The most interesting feature about Navicat is that MariaDB and MySQL databases can be connected to this application at the same time simultaneously. Besides MySQL and MariaDB, this application is also compatible with databases such as Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Amazon Aurora, Google Cloud, and Amazon RDS cloud databases. All this support comes with a high and advanced graphical interface that can be used as a tool for efficient database development and administration. In this article, we will learn about the features of Navicat and how it can be downloaded and installed.
Features of Navicat
Let us discuss the features of Navicat.
1. Tool for migration of data
The migration of the data becomes easy and fast due to less overhead, Synchronization, and transfer of data, and synchronization of the structure. All the steps that need to be followed to migrate the data that can involve multiple databases are provided with details and guidelines. We can get the reports about the comparison of data that can be deployed and further the script can be generated that will list out all the changes that you wish to execute.
2. Tool for diversified Manipulation of the database
We can make use of the import wizard to import the data into the database that can be present in various formats. The data can also be imported from the ODBC when the data source connection is setup. We can export the data stored in the tables or generated from the queries in various formats that include Access, CSV, Excel, etc. Further, the data can be manipulated like updated deleted, and added graphically using the grid view provided in Navicat. Many other editing tools can be used for modifying the data. Navicat helps you to make sure that your data is managed and processed efficiently.
3. Easy SQL Query building
We can create and run the SQL query statements with the help of a visual SQL builder that makes sure that the syntax is correct and we don’t have to worry about syntax and command usage. The autosuggestion mode for keywords helps to code and build the queries faster and add the customizable snippets of code and also skip and remove the repetitive steps while coding.
4. Intelligent Designer for the database
The object designers in the tool help you to manage, develop, and modify the objects of the database. Designing and modeling tools are provided that can be used to convert the existing databases into graphical representations to understand and model the databases that complex easily.
5. Dashboard and tools for data visualization
The application comes with the visualization tools that can be used to prepare visual representations that will help to get the analysis done easily and get the insights of your dataset. We can make conclusions about the relations and patterns that exist in our data and create the corresponding visuals to form the dashboard that can be shared with others. This can prove helpful when multiple developers are working on the project and all of them need to get aware of the database insights of the project they are building.
6. Productivity enhancement
It is bound that there might be some errors in the application and database and may lead to failure sometimes. Navicat helps us to store the local backup and restore it when we want. Also, we can run the scripts and events that we want to perform the task to be done at a particular time such as deployment that leads to automation of the tasks and your work is done when you want even in your absence.
7. Collaborate with your team
In real-time development situations, there is often a necessity to share and synchronize your content such as queries, models, or settings among multiple individuals. This can be done through Navicat and share things related to database stuff anytime from anywhere with your o-workers and increase productivity.
8. Security Features
Navicat provides advanced secure connections that are established with the use of SSH protocol that leads to a reliable, stable, and secure connection. Besides that, other security features include authentication methods like PAM that help secure your database servers. Insecure connections are no more threats when you will be using the Navicat tool for database management.
9. Cross-platform support
Navicat application is available for multiple operating systems that include Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. It is not available free of cost and comes with different packages that you need to purchase. However, a 14-day free trial is provided for the Navicat application tool. We can even change the platform on which we are using Navicat after purchasing by transferring the license.
Navicat comes with the dark mode feature that changes the theme in which the application looks. However, the behavior and the functionalities remain intact. This theme is useful to protect your eyes from a high brightness screen.
How to install Navicat?
You can go to the official site – https://www.navicat.com/en/store/navicat-for-mysql#M to get the trial or purchased tool of Navicat for MySQL. You need to specify the platform for which you want to download the application and the edition of the Navicat that you wish to purchase. Navicat is available in three different packages namely enterprise, standard, and non-commercial providing different features and charged differently. Further, choose the language that you prefer and then the number of licenses you wish to purchase.
For downloading the trial version refer to this link – https://www.navicat.com/en/company/press/107-pres. Where you need to choose your operating system and download the file. As we are using Ubuntu OS of Linux, so we downloaded the file for 64-bit and then by opening the terminal and we will execute the following command –
chmod +x navicat15-premium-en.AppImage
that gives following output –
You can use the Navicat tool for managing and creating your MySQL and MariaDB databases and also use other cloud databases simultaneously. It comes with great visual graphics and features that make it easier to create, modify, and maintain your database.
This is a guide to Navicat for MySQL. Here we discuss the introduction, Features of Navicat, and How to install Navicat? respectively. You may also have a look at the following articles to learn more –