List of data catalogs tools
List of tools that enable design and building of data dictionaries.
List of tools that help build, maintain an share business glossaries.
List of tools that allow for the design of a database.
List of database ER diagram (ERD) / schema visualization / reverse engineering tools for popular databases.
List of metadata management tools
List of source version control tools for databases.
State-based tools - generate the scripts for database upgrade by comparing database structure to the model (etalon).
Migration-based tools - help/assist creation of migration scripts for moving database from one version to next.