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AI to SQL Tools

AI to SQL tools, a list of tools

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2023 was marked by a huge jump in AI and language models, from OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Midjourney’s image generation.

It has been an inspiring year, and by the looks of it, we’ll have even more exciting times ahead.

The use cases for AI are countless, impacting almost every aspect of our daily lives.

One of the best use cases for AI is its ability to write code, including database code, like SQL. This field is gaining even more popularity day by day, this is what we do at InsightBase as well, allowing everyone to chat with their databases, which implies converting AI to SQL code.

However, InsightBase is a very powerful platform, and converting natural language to SQL code is just a small part of our product, so we decided to test a few AI to SQL generators for you.

We’ll start with the order of how Google returns them when searching “AI to SQL”, which is:

  1. https://www.ai2sql.io
  2. https://www.text2sql.ai
  3. https://www.sqlai.ai
  4. https://www.blazesql.com
  5. https://aiquery.co

Since we’re also generating SQL queries, we’ll include InsightBase in this review as well, so

  1. InsightBase (https://insightbase.ai)

Five products are more than enough to have a basic understanding of this kind of product.

 

ai2sql.io

AI2SQL markets itself as a tool to write SQL queries using AI. It also provides a few SQL helpers, like:

  • SQL Syntax Checker
  • SQL Query Explanation
  • SQL Query Optimizer
  • SQL Query Formator

It has support for the following databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle
  • Snowflake
  • MariaDB

The free version works like ChatGPT - you ask the system to generate an SQL query, and it generates it.

If you switch to any of the paid packages, you can connect your databases so that you won’t have to specify your database structure every time.

All-in-all, AI2SQL could save you some time if you have to generate SQL queries very often, since if you’d use ChatGPT instead, you’d have to provide the database schema every time, which can be time-consuming.

Is it worth the price? In our opinion, no, because it doesn’t provide a lot of value yet. However, maybe your use case is different, and if it helps you, then go ahead with a paid plan.

 

text2sql.ai

This product is very similar to AI2SQL, in all aspects, starting from the landing page to the features they offer. We’re not sure if this is somehow on purpose, or who copied whom, but it’s not important for our small research.

Here are the features offered by text2sql, please note that some of them are not related to SQL, like the Regex Generator:

  • SQL Generator
  • SQL Explainer
  • SQL Fixer
  • Formula Generator
  • Formula Explainer
  • Regex Generator
  • Regex Explainer

Here’s the list of supported database languages:

  • Standard SQL (not sure what this means, probably MySQL)
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MSSQL
  • MariaDB
  • Snowflake
  • BigQuery
  • Sqlite
  • DB2
  • Hive
  • Spark
  • Redshift
  • PL/SQL
  • Clickhouse

After trying this product out, the verdict is that it’s not much different than AI2SQL, and that the value added is the same - it just prevents you from specifying the database schema every time you ask a question.

 

SQLAI.ai

One more product that is 90% similar to the other two, having the same features, price, and supported data sources.

Here are the features they provide:

  • Generate query
  • Generate optimized query
  • Fix query
  • Explain query
  • Format query
  • Generate data

As for the data sources they support (they automatically connect to your data source, and fetch your schema):

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MongoDB

As we said before, this product is similar to the other two, and our verdict is the same. The UI looks a little bit nicer though, so it’s an advantage, but still not worth the money in our opinion.

 

blazesql.com

Unlike the previous 3 products, blazesql sells itself as a “Personal Data Assistant”. Instead of having the same basic features as the previous 3 products, blaze offers SQL query generation, and visualization.

You can not only generate the SQL queries, but you can also run them, and see the results, as well as save the results in a dashboard.

Another interesting feature is that it has the autofix option, that fixes the queries automatically for you, if they’re wrong.

Blazesql has support for the following databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • SQLite
  • Snowflake
  • Oracle
  • BigQuery
  • MariaDB
  • Redshift

Verdict: we like it, especially the auto-fixing queries, and we think that, unlike the previous products, this one could bring some value to you or your company, because it does more than generate SQL queries.

 

aiquery.co

This product has the lowest number of features from the 5 products we tested, which are:

  1. SQL Query Generation
  2. SQL Query Explainer
  3. Support for auto-fetching schemas

It has support for the following database types:

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • SQL Server

Without a question, we don’t recommend this product. Not only it’s not adding value, but it’s also lacking features and database connectors. We’d be happy to say more about this product, but. this is everything it has to offer.

 

InsightBase

InsightBase is a business intelligence tool, and generating SQL queries is just a small part of what we do. InsightBase is a tool that allows anyone to chat with their databases, and analyze their data, no matter if they have any SQL or coding language.

InsightBase offers you:

  1. An AI Prompt, that you can use to “Chat with your database”, ask questions, and see the SQL code used.
  2. A Visual Query Builder
  3. A code editor for maximum flexibility
  4. Build dashboards with powerful widgets.
  5. Automatically refresh the widgets.
  6. Data monitoring alerts you when your data changes.
  7. Dashboards and widgets embedding.

We have support for 4 major data sources:

  1. PostgreSQL
  2. MongoDB
  3. MySQL
  4. MSSQL

InsightBase is a data analysis tool, and not only a SQL generator.

 

Conclusion

If you need help generating SQL queries, then go with ai2sql, text2sql, or sqlai.

If you want a tool that not only generates SQL code, but also allows you to see the results, as well as refresh them, get notified when they change, and build powerful dashboards, then InsightBase is the right choice for you.

If you want to give InsightBase a go, click here.