Benefits of Azure Data Studio

Microsoft is pushing cross platform tools more than ever. Azure Data Studio is one such product @Microsoft is trying to push as a replacement to the traditional SQL server management studio. Despite its name, it doesn't have anything to do with Microsoft Azure ™.

Key benefits of ADS:

1. Impressive code suggestions (intellisense) and improves productivity for most database scripting/development work.

2. supports DevOps (specifically Git) for database

3. cross platform - works on Mac

4. Multi database - supports several databases

5. Extensible - extend with extensions marketplace

6. Installs user mode - no elevated permissions required. Easy to deploy for enterprises.

7. Supports inline analytic and charting

checkout full comparison on Microsoft docs.