How to install DBeaver CE on Linux Ubuntu

How To Install DBeaver Community Edition on Ubuntu 18.04

DBeaver is one of the popular database tools commonly used by developers, application administrator, database administrator or SQL programmers in their daily activities. DBeaver Community is a free, open source universal database manager which is suitbale with all mainstream database such as : MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, MS Access, Teradata, Firebird and plenty of others. In this article, it will be explained how to install the DBeaver Community Edition on Ubuntu 18.04 TSL.

DBeaver CE vs DBeaver EE

The DBeaver CE conntains based features only. The latest version of DBeaver is version 6.2.3 released on October 21, 2019 with contain any UI bug fixing and new features as an enhancement from previous version. While the DBeavers Enterprise Edition (EE) is a commercial version of DBeaver CE and contains all features of DBeaver CE edition plus :

  • NoSQL and BigData database support
  • Visual Query Builder
  • Analytical charts
  • Query History
  • Pack of all main drivers
  • And many more

The DBeaver Enterprise Edition is licensed software and we have to purchase the license for using it. If you are interested in using DBeaver EE just visit this url https://dbeaver.com/buy/.

DBeaver Installation

Before we install the DBeaver on our Ubuntu environment, we have to check the prerequisite of Dbeaver first. The main thing of DBeaver is, the software running above Java environment, so we must make sure our Ubuntu has Java running properly, if there is no JDK running you have to install if first. For this purpose we can verifty with the command line. But, firtsly, we have to always check the latest update of Ubuntu software before install anything on it and then check the Java version :

ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update 
ramans@ubuntu:~$ java -version

Fortunately, our JDK has been installed on our system. If you find no JDK installed just download and install first before continuing this step. For your referenece I have write the article about JDK installation on this section.

The next step after JDK was installed is download DBeaver source from Ubuntu repository.

ramans@ubuntu:~$ wget -O - https://dbeaver.io/debs/dbeaver.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
ramans@ubuntu:~$ echo "deb https://dbeaver.io/debs/dbeaver-ce /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dbeaver.list

The screenshot could be as shown below, where we got the latest DBeaver version (while the articel was made) released on October 21, 2019.

The next step is running DBeaver installation.

ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install dbeaver-ce
How to install DBeaver CE on Linux Ubuntu

The installation process can be veryfied with the command :

ramans@ubuntu:~$ apt policy dbeaver-ce
DBeaver Community Edition installation

After all step was done, go to the Ubuntu desktop and find a DBeaver application as shown below :

DBeaver Icon on Ubuntu

The frist run of BDeaver on Ubuntu as shown below, than we have to configure it before using it in our daily tasks.

DBeaver for the first use
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