Documentation

Server Architecture

Overview

The CloudBeaver server is a Java application. It is based on the OSGI framework and utilizes several Eclipse bundles. Back-end parts depend on DBeaver. DBeaver is a multiplatform desktop application. It is also based on OSGI/Eclipse.
Cloudbeaver uses a "headless" part of it - everything related to database connectivity and project management.

In order to build a CloudBeaver server you need to build DBeaver first. All DBeaver artefacts will be put in a local Maven repository so that CloudBeaver will see its dependencies. You can see deploy/build.sh script for details.

Java

DBeaver relies on Java 8 language level and compile target.
However, the default Java version is OpenJDK 11. Maven 3.6+ is our default Java build system.

Libraries

  • Equinox as OSGi container.
  • Eclipse Platform for virtual file system and plugin management.
  • Jetty as a web server.
  • Java GraphQL as a front-end communication API.
  • DBeaver as database management platform.
  • Various 3rd party bundles with database drivers

Supported databases

In the CloudBeaver Community we support only free and open-source databases. Such as:

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • SQLite
  • Firebird

We will add more database drivers support in future versions.