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Developer(s) PremiumSoft
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual (8)
Type SQL Database Management and Development
License Shareware

PremiumSoft Navicat is a series of graphical database management and development software for MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. It has an Explorer-like interface and supports multiple database connections for local and remote databases.

Navicat allows database administrators and developers to manage, develop and monitor MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL databases. Navicat works in Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms.

Some of its features include:

  • Visual query builder
  • SSH and HTTP tunneling
  • Data and structure synchronization
  • Import and export and backup of data
  • Report builder
  • Task scheduling and wizards tool

There are differences in the features available across operating systems.[1]



Navicat for MySQL is the first product of PremiumSoft which is released in 2002. Navicat for PostgreSQL was released in 2005 and Navicat for Oracle is released in August 2008.

In June 2009, Navicat Premium is released. Navicat Premium combines all Navicat versions into one version and can connect to different database types including MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL simultaneously, allowing users to do data migration between cross databases.

Free version

Navicat Lite is a free version of the software made available in October 2007 for non-commercial use only. Previously, Navicat was an exclusively commercial software package since its release in 2002.

The Lite editions of Navicat lack several features found in the Standard editions, including form view, record filtering, visual query building, and options for import, export and backup of data.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Navicat Feature Matrix, for MySQL, PostegreSQL, Oracle. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.

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