Aqua Data Studio 12.0 - Universal Database Tool
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Great news! We are excited to announce Aqua Data Studio 12.0, the latest version of our award-winning universal database tool. We listened to your feedback and made it our mission to optimize your user experience in order to achieve massive speed gains for Big Data, plenty of GUI enhancements, and an overall more responsive application. We've even updated most of our underlying framework components to bring you better reliability and scalability. It's the best version of Aqua Data Studio ever.

What would a new release be without significant new features? Version 12 now includes FluidShell, an interactive shell combining the best of SQL command line + Unix shell, which will greatly assist you in automating all your database interactions.

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1 License, 1 User, UNLIMITED Databases
One single-user license of Aqua Data Studio provides a user unlimited native support to 17 major database vendors along with generic JDBC/ODBC support for any number of additional database vendors.
Huge Performance Gains for Big Data
Lightning Fast
We've scoured our code to look for ways to improve Aqua Data Studio response times dramatically when dealing with very large data sets. You're going to love the results. We've sped up large script execution by 4x, query results by 10x, table data editor 380x and resultset compare by 850x. We've also made some core enhancements that make the app feel much snappier. Learn more
Lightning Fast - Up To 850x Faster
Connection Pooling Manage and Scale Your Connections
Connection Pooling allows you to share connections across multiple query windows. Instead of creating a new connection for every query window, Aqua Data Studio will acquire a connection from the pool at the time of query execution and automatically allocate and de-allocate connections as necessary. Learn more
Breaking the 65k Limit
When exporting to Excel, pivot grids are no longer limited to 65,000 rows. Plus, your customized chart color properties in Aqua Data Studio are now preserved in Excel. Learn more
Custom Chart Color Properties
The All-new FluidShell
Automate your database interactions
FluidShell is an interactive shell that combines the power of the SQL command line with the versatility of a Unix shell. Use the shell to connect to databases, execute queries, change history buffer and more. Then, take the output of your SQL statements and run them through powerful Unix functionality such as grep, pipelining, input/output re-direction and variable substitution to extract and transform your data any way you choose. Plus, we've exposed many of Aqua Data Studio's native UI features to FluidShell, so you can invoke import/export operations, schema compares, and more—directly from the command line. Learn more
Automate your interaction with databases
More Powerful UI
A brand new visual editing style
Our new tab based schema viewer and editor eliminates the modal dialogs to make multitasking a breeze. Now you can view and edit several different schemas simultaneously across different databases. Learn more
A brand new visual editing style
A more feature rich editor A more feature rich editor
We've enhanced the usability of our editor by offering line wrapping, block selection copy and improved support for abbreviations. It's the best editor we've ever built. Learn more
Every setting at your fingertips
Aqua Data Studio offers hundreds of configurable options to customize the product to suit your needs. A new intelligent search box in the Options window now lets you quickly find any setting—instantly. Learn more
Searchable options framework
Latest Database Upgrades
Enhanced MS SQL Server 2008 Support
Aqua Data Studio now supports all 4 of the extended date/time data types natively along with the new hierarchyID data type. Learn more
Enhanced MS SQL Server 2008 Support
Latest Database Drivers
We've upgraded to the latest JDBC drivers for MS SQL Server, Sybase, IBM, Oracle and PostgreSQL in order to provide peak performance you'll really notice. Learn more
Additional Enhancements
Subversion (SVN) 1.7 Support Subversion (SVN) 1.7 Support
Enjoy all the new features and performance of the latest Subversion with the best GUI client available. Learn more
Free Download & Evaluation
Aqua Data Studio 12.0 comes with more than 80 new features that build on what is already the best IDE for all your relational database needs. It's absolutely free to try. Download now.

You can run both your existing version and an evaluation version of 12.0 simultaneously. All of your registered servers and customizations will be automatically recognized by both.
Learn more about Aqua Data Studio features:
Version 12.0 New Features
All Aqua Data Studio Features
For licensing questions, subscription renewals or upgrading to version 12.0, please contact us at For technical support, you may use our discussion forums, issue tracking system or contact us directly at


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