Data modeling tools

List of data modeling and database design tools.

Data modeling is the process of creating and analyzing data models for resources stored in a database. The Data Model is an abstract model that standardizes the data description, data semantic, and consistency constraints of data. Its main purpose is to represent the types of data within a system, the relationships between objects, and its attributes. The data model helps to understand what data is needed and how data should be organized. It is like a blueprint for an architect to better understand what is being created.

ER/Studio

ER/Studio provides robust logical and physical modeling and determines all data sources along with managing the transformation of data between the staging area and data warehouse. It helps to build out an enterprise data model and represent business concepts with full documentation of attributes, definitions, relationships, etc.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows
Forward engineering: Yes
Reverse enginering: Yes
Synchronization: -

DB-Main

Rever DB-Main is an easy-to-use data modelling and data architecture platform. The tool offers powerful components rarely seen in standard data modeling tools. The main features are model neutrality, reverse engineering, methodology neutrality, programmable and extensible, short error detection/fixing cycle.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows
Forward engineering: Yes
Reverse enginering: Yes
Synchronization: -

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect is a multi-user, graphical tool designed to help enterprises built logical and physical data models. It provides complete traceability from requirements, analysis, and design models to implementation and deployment.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Forward engineering: Yes
Reverse enginering: Yes
Synchronization: -

ERBuilder Data Modeler

ERBuilder Data Modeler allows developers to graphically design databases by using entity relationship diagrams, and automatically generates the most popular SQL databases. It also allows developers to easily deploy databases by offering a sophisticated visual data modeling environment.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows
Forward engineering: Yes
Reverse enginering: Yes
Synchronization: Yes

Gleek.io

Gleek.io diagram maker is freemium text-to-diagram tool for developers and software architects. It is a cloud tool for model driven software development, and you can run in any browser. Gleek.io is designed to be used during software planning meetings and live collaboration, so it is vital that diagrams can be created quickly.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): -
Forward engineering: No
Reverse enginering: No
Synchronization: No

The wider the scope of data works in an organization, the more advanced data modeling tool is needed. The functionality spectrum of these tools can be very broad. However, the core features of these tools include: