The 4 best Open-Source Data Modeling Tools to Consider for 2022

The Best Open-Source Data Modeling Tools

The editors at Solutions Review compiled this list of the best open-source data modeling tools to help you narrow your search.


The Best Open-Source Data Modeling Tools

Note: The best open-source data modeling tools are listed in alphabetical order, and linked below:


Archi 106Archi fulfils the needs of most Enterprise Architects and associated stakeholders, and has been designed to provide the main features required for ArchiMate modelling and is used globally by banks, insurance companies, industry, EA consultants, training organizations, universities, and students. It provides a low-cost to entry solution to users who may be making their first steps in the ArchiMate modelling language, or who are looking for an open-source, cross-platform ArchiMate modelling tool.


HeidiSQL 106HeidiSQL is free software, and has the aim to be easy to learn. “Heidi” lets you see and edit data and structures from computers running one of the database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. Invented in 2002 by Ansgar, HeidiSQL belongs to the most popular tools for MariaDB and MySQL worldwide. Key features include multiple server connections in one window, commandline connections, export from one server or database directly to another, and much more.


Navicat 106PremiumSoft supports open-source projects by providing open-source Project Licenses of Navicat. These licenses are free to use by any developers who are working on open-source projects. To be qualified for the program you must have a dedicated website and a community of supporters. Once a Navicat open-source license is approved, applicants will receive a confirmation email attached with a Navicat logo. To obtain a license from Navicat for your open-source project you must meet several key criteria.


pgModeler 106pgModeler lets you create and edit database models easily with a simple and intuitive interface. The forms indicate which fields must be filled to provide the correct generation of SQL code. Users can get, modify, and redistribute the source code without any charge. This project has a public repository that allows forks and full access to the source code. Developers can create their own versions from the existing code. Built on top of the Qt framework, pgModeler can be compiled on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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