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I am looking for an open-source database modeling tool, ideally to run under both CentOS and Windows. I have not used any such tool before so I would like to solicit suggestions.

Thank you.

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  • BeaverDB might be a good fit if you don’t mind that it’s written in Java.

    I actually find myself using Valentina Studio these days. It’s not open source, but it is free, and it’s written in Qt, and is multi-platform.

    Jason

    I am looking for an open-source database modeling tool, ideally to run under both CentOS and Windows. I have not used any such tool before so I would like to solicit suggestions.

    Thank you.

  • I don’t know what the difference is between database modelling and an actual database, but sqlite is available on just about every platform imaginable and works amazingly well. It comes with a command line to test and query databases as well as being a library that you can call from every language from C on up.

  • they are completely different things. Modeling is a database design tool, typically letting you design your table relations via a GUI tool, generating an entity-relation-diagram (ERD). The Modeling tool would then create the actual SQL database in the database engine of your choice (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLlite, Oracle, etcetcetc).

  • Gosh, I never knew such things existed. I guess I’ve never done anything sufficiently complex that I would need a tool like that.

    Cool! Today I have learned something. Thank you sir!

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