DBeaver latest product releases and updates post is dedicated to everyone interested in using DBeaver as the database management tool. It is also in respond to DBeaver.com practices in releasing new features of DBeaver Enterprise Edition quarterly.
Read our DBeaver product releases and updates (latest information at top whereas the previous at bottom).
DBeaver 23.2 – DBeaver Pro (Release 2023-Sep-12)
1. Enhanced data analysis capabilities
The latest release of DBeaver Pro offers integration with tableau. This integration enables users with an account in that system to view and edit existing custom queries and tables, making analysts and other specialists with connections in both DBeaver and Tableau to be able to manipulate the completed data.
Data from Excel files that have been improved in this release gives user more flexibility in distributing data when loading it into DBeaver. DBeaver 23.2 includes data transfer feature that
- allows data transfer from the file with several sheets to multiple database tables
- gives options of importing a sheet or several at once into one table.
This release adds in salesforce driver making users to be able to use Salesforce databases to track the accuracy of the data.
2. DBeaver Team Edition Improvement
The team edition now is included with full-fledged introduction of User provisioning. With this new feature that is available on Access Management tab in the Administration menu, enables moving user account data rapidly from third-party systems to our own.
This feature allows administrator to load any list at once and configure all accesses and project membership.
In this release, you can now directly select a role for each user can be done on the Access Management tab and easily upload lists of users from Azure AD and Okta, then select and create a profile for them in Team Edition or CloudBeaver.
Task Scheduler is now a separate service, enabling every task to be performed remotely, not on the local machine while exporting data, executing SQL scripts, and database maintenance for shared connections.
This release as well enable configuration of Git integration in the Administration menu.
SSL support that is now available in all of DBeaver’s web applications helps protect sensitive database information and ensures regulatory compliance. Additionally, the SSL option is now available to establish connections in MySQL, PostgreSQL, Clickhouse, Mongo, and Cassandra.
3. Wider accessibility
DBeaver 23.2 is included with JAWs support in the Data Editor and all the main DBeaver views to ease usage for blind and visually impaired people.
Ability to shift to high-contrast theme in your Windows system settings helps user to easily read the text and differentiate between different UI elements.
4. New supported Databases
CloudBeaver users are now able to create database connections that appeared in DBeaver’s desktop tool in earlier versions. Connectors to SingleStore, TiDB and TiDB Cloud Telemetry databases are available in the connection wizard.
The added databases in this release are:
DBeaver 23.1 – DBeaver Pro (Release 2023-Jun-14)
1. DBeaver Team Edition Improvement
Continuous improvement DBeaver Team Edition is essential. In this release, DBeaver Team Edition give users with access to the desktop version. With this feature users of this role can log in using theire credential and use DBeaver Pro according to role permission.
2. New design for web version for Editors and Viewers
DBeaver 23.1 introduces a new design for web version for Editors and Viewers which is simpler and cleaner.
3. Grouping panel
Both CloudBeaver and the web version of Team Edition are now equipped with grouping panel to support performing numerous analytical tasks. You can find it in Data Editor and in datasets and as well make use of bar chart to visualize data.
4. SQL-editor mistake and typo quick fix
This release had included all datatypes and SQL keywords in the dictionary that enable you to not only highlight mistake and typos but also give suggestion for replacement.
Spelling feature is enabled by default but can be disabled in the corresponding section of the Preferences.
5. ERD Accessibility
You can now be accessed using keyboard through shortcut that does not need the use of a mouse. Additionally, NVDA screen reader now works for ER Diagrams.
6. Drivers Support
DBeaver 23.1 has added two technical partner; Raima and SingleStore, enabling you able to reach for connectors for this databases using DBeaver’s connection wizard.
Oracle NetSuite and TiDB are as well added in the driver lists.
DBeaver 23.0 – DBeaver Pro (Release 2023-Mar-17)
DBeaver 23.0 are release with multiple significant features which include:
1. Enhanced DBeaver Team edition
Improved authorization through SML and AD as well as added database drivers and small bug fixes.
Addition of three new roles namely; Manager, Editor, and Viewer, and a concept of datasets that enable non-technical specialists executive to work with data without the need to deal with complicated features.
2. Improved GPT-3 Smart Completion
DBeaver is added with GPT-3 AI assistant as new feature. This release provides improved GPT-3 Smart Completion that include automatic query formatting, saving history between app restarts, and additional completion settings.
GPT-3 Smart Completion is available by default in three DBeaver editions (Enterprise, Ultimate and Team Edition) and need to be enabled through the following instruction :Preferences -> Editors -> AI (Chat GPT) and check the “Enable smart completion” box.
3. Improved Accessibility
DBeaver 23.0 allows users to change the main font and monospace font including size, font family as well as typeface. This features enable users to customise DBeaver UI and makes it easy for visually impaired to with the database.
Additionally, DBeaver 23.0 release is included with improved behavior of the screen reader in the Data Grid and on the Properties tab. With this improvement, screen reader will specify the cell type if a cell contains specific data that cannot be read.
Another update included in DBeaver 23.0 are addition of new shortcuts for the Data Grid and panels for better accessibility. For instance, users can now open any panel in the Data Editor using the keyboard using this release version.
4. New ODBC JDBC Driver
The new ODBC JDBC Driver in DBeaver 23.0 enables users to create a connection to almost any database with the native driver.
Moreover, the new configurator lets users choose data source they already have or the desired driver and fill in the host, port, database name, and other parameters manually.
5. Better support of cloud databases in Azure
This releases lets users to connect new additional databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL using DBeaver’s cloud explorer by authenticate via the Azure Active Directory with their client ID and save the Azure configuration. Subsequently, users can open the list of their databases and drag-and-drop the connections they required into Database Navigator.
DBeaver 22.3 (Release 2022-Dec-12)
This DBeaver 22.3 are updated and level up with the following:
1. Partial Change on Data Editor and SQL Editor Toolbar Designs
The toolbar designs of Data Editor and SQL Editor in DBeaver 22.3 had been improved and become cleaner. Users are able to change the default command for Export data button to Excel or Web browser.
2. Improved Data transfer
The UI, mapping as well as the export to the XLSX format. Essentially, you are able to add row to existing sheet or create new sheet in the same Excel file.
Issue of overwriting an existing file with the same name for exporting to all supported formats is also resolved.
3. Partnership with ClickHouse
The partnership between DBeaver and ClickHouse allows you to work with ClickHouse Cloud databases in this latest app version.
DBeaver 22.3 is added with advanced visualization of the execution plan, refined type mapping, and made data import faster for ClickHouse.
With DBeaver 22.3, you can connect to ClickHouse with SSL via the new tab in the connection dialog.
4. Enhanced Cloud Explorer
DBeaver 22.3 Cloud Explorer now include supports for Azure SQL Server along with the already included AWS and GCP.
The newly designed Cloud Explorer design ease view and customisation as it is rebuilt to simplify working simultaneously with multiple cloud. configurations
5. New Supported Databases
DBeaver 22.3 added more supported databases including:
- InfluxDB 2
- CouchBase 3
- Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres
- Oracle Cloud JSON
DBeaver 22.2 (Release 2022-Sep-12)
This latest release of DBeaver includes a few updates and improvements most importantly:
1. Expand and collapse in the view the array elements in the Data Grid cells
DBeaver 22.2 lets you to easily view the array elements in the Data Grid cells especially when using document-oriented databases like MongoDB and DynamoDB. With this feature, you can either expand or collapse any array at the same time or separately.
2. Improve SQL terminal for view queries results
Now, you can view results of queries in through the SQL terminal in compact console-like format. From the SQL terminal displays, you are able to see both the results set and the error messages.
3. Improved Security
This new release comes with better security where DBeaver PRO is added with Connection to Oracle Cloud databases with URL and Oracle Wallet, support for secure cloud clusters for Redis databases, kerberos authentication for MySQL databases as well as SQLite Crypt support.
4. Improve experience with Visual Query Builder
As VQB is a one the most popular DBeaver tools for you to create SQL, DBeaver will continuously improve user experience with the tool to be more efficient and pleasant. Additionally DBeaver had also include minor bug fixes and added support for the natural inner, left and right joins.
5. Display data in Views with Microsoft Edge
Now, DBeaver had move from the integrated Internet Explorer browser to Microsoft to display data in views for it allows work faster and better security features. The users of older version of windows should have no worries as this transition does not the functionalities of the app.
DBeaver 22.1 (Release 2022-Jun-13)
This new release focuses on updates on DBeaver PRO apps.
1. Improved GCP databases support
DBeaver teams will continuously improve DBeaver’s GCP databases support. Now, with DBeaver PRO versions having new GCP drivers such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server, connecting to a database has become easier than ever. Only few steps are needed; opening standard window for creating connection and filling in the required fields.
2. Authentication options for cloud services
- Default credentials: Users can set their credentials on local machine instead of direct entering the credentials.
- Key file: This option requires users to specify the path to the key file on their computer.
- Web browser (or SSO): With GCP account having configured SSO portal, users are able to use a web-based SSO authorisation.
3. Cloud Explorer of DBeaver Ultimate
Now, DBeaver Ultimate users can connect to Google Cloud Platform databases, including SQLServer, MySQL and PostgreSQL using DBeaver’s Cloud Explorer similarly as connecting with AWS databases.
4. Improved data transfer
The improvement made on data transfer feature allows users to append exporting data to CSV, TXT, and XLSX formats to an existing file. With this feature, users who set the scheduler to automatically create a standard report are able to update the same file without the need to create many new ones.
5. Increased security : read-only state switcher
In this release, the main toolbar is added with read-only state switcher. This let users to view any tables in without worrying on accidental changing made to the data. The read-only state mode is enable by clicking the ‘lock button’ .
6. Updated сonnected entities highlighting
Users can now see the connection between entities, which includes the existing relationships, keys, and the composite ones. Furthermore, the search by entities and columns are also improved.
DBeaver 22.0 (Release 2022-Mar-14)
1. AWS S3 Browser
Available in DBeaver Ultimate,
- AWS S3 browser includes Cloud Explorer the let users to view all the databases in different Amazon regions.
- Simple Storage Service browser allows users to gain access to every file stored in any region.
- S3 browser also enables users to upload, store, share and save files as practiced in a regular file system.
- Simplified work with Athena DB allows users to work with it conveniently – S3 browser allows users to open CSV files similarly as selecting those files from a hard drive.
2. Improved DBeaver UI
DBeaver 22.0 consists the most updated Teradata driver and support TLS connections allowing a lot of Teradata users to freely use DBeaver for their projects.
3. New hierarchy database navigation for Teradata design
The new design allows users to use the standard ordering of tables as well as hierarchically link tables to a specific database or user.
Expand and collapse features eases users in navigating from one area to another without swamping the Database Navigator window.
4. SSO feature for SAP HANA DB
The single sign-on for SAP HANA DB is designed for users whose SSO parameters which have been already configured in their databases to be able to authenticate against the Windows Active Directory. The new setting can be done from the connection setting below:
5. Increased Security – SSHJ Host Key Verification
Improved SSHJ Host Key Verification enhances security by protecting connections from MITM attacks that can compromise SSH login and all subsequent tunnel traffic.
6. New supported database
With DBeaver 22, more drivers are added into DBeaver supported database which include:
- Apache Calcite Avatica, which also supports
- Apache Druid, and Apache Kylin
DBeaver 21 is a database management tool platform with spatial data related capabilities. Now, those who are working with spatial data will be able to simplify their task through this platform.
DBeaver 21.3 (Release 2021-Dec-6)
1. Data Transfer
With improved setting dialogs and performance in DBeaver 21.3, users are now able to import data to PostgreSQL from any other source using the hidden Copy command.
Users can also export data into any desirable format and send them through email where it can be utilised one-time or scheduled as a task.
2. Liquibase License Key Activation
Liquibase Pro users are able to import their license key into DBeaver in the preferences dialog since license key activation is available in DBeaver UI.
DBeaver 21.3 includes the ability to view the logs for the database scheme comparison inside it.
3. New partnership with Teradata
DBeaver 21.3 include Teradata driver (v.17.10) and special extension for Teradata with TLS and triggers management support. With Teradata driver already supported by DBeaver 21.3, there is no need for users to download the driver manually.
4. Improved data compare
Data compare in DBeaver 21.3 are added with changelog, progress bar, and SQL diff generation.
5. New supported database
With DBeaver 21.3, users can now connect to Babelfish and Oceanbase.
DBeaver 21.2 (Release 2021-Sep-23)
With DBeaver 21.2, users are able edit ER-Diagrams which include adding or removing tables, changing data types, creating constraint on the diagram to the databases.
2. More Security
DBeaver has upgraded database authentication by adding the support for federated authorization for Redshift, SSH tunnels for AWS RDS databases and SSH jump server support for any database
Dbeaver also allows regular password change in simple steps.
3. Partnership with Liquibase Pro
Users are now able to import license from Liquibase pro for database comparison.
DBeaver 21.1 (Release 2021-Jun-30)
DBeaver team is back with a new release. This time the improvement focuses on cloud, an important part of the world modern infrastructure.
1. SSO authorisation for AWS services
DBeaver 21.1 supports different types of single sign-on (SSO) authorisation for users’ AWS services.
2. Special authorisation for Redshift
DBeaver 21.1 offers support for data shares request from the Redshift development team.
3. Improved Metadata editor
Users can use metadata editor to edit, remove, add and view extended properties for SQL server without the need of special tool.
4. New capabilities with MongoDB
Users are able to make joins and utilise aggregate functions in the SQL editor for MongoDB.
DBeaver 12 (Release: 2021-mar-14)
1. Custom tiles for geo-data support
Users a able to replace the predefined map tiles (i.e; MapBox or OpenStreet) according to need.
2.New Databases with spatial data support
The list of the new database includes:
- PostgreSQL (PostGIS)
- MySQL, SQLite (GeoPackage)
- SAP HANA
- Oracle SQL Server
3. Data transfer
Improved schema comparison mechanisms to supported Databases.
4. Database modelling
DBeaver 21 has better performance, added multi-entity support, rebuilt design for the wizard as well as more effective mock-data generator.
5. New database support
Users can chose to use Yugabyte SQL and CQL.