Mathesar is a work in progress and will be ready for early adopters in mid-2022.
Mathesar is an open source tool that provides an intuitive user interface to databases. Our aim is to make it easy for non-technical users to be able to work with databases without prior knowledge of database concepts. We’re heavily inspired by the user experience of Dabble DB.
Users can either set up a database from scratch or connect to an existing database. They can store, organize, and set up various views of their data. By our beta release, users will also be able to collaborate with other users, see visualizations of their data, and evolve their data model as their needs change.
Mathesar is designed to be self-hosted on your own server.
Mathesar can be used to:
Mathesar’s goal is to be an infrastructural tool for anyone who works with information and we’re looking forward to seeing other use cases people come up with.
There are already many tools out there for working with data such as database administration GUIs, spreadsheet software, “low code” platforms, and business intelligence tools. Why do we need another?
Interoperability and Data Portability
Data stored using most comparable tools cannot be modified by other software. Mathesar uses a general purpose database (Postgres) with a thriving ecosystem of interoperable tools.
Approachable User Experience
Existing tools either limit available features or focus on power users. Mathesar meets users at their technical skill level while also supporting advanced features and encouraging learning.
Data Integrity and Reuse
Spreadsheets and low code platforms don’t do much by default to help you make sure data is consistent and this limits reuse potential. Databases are good at this by design.
Open Source Infrastructure
Data is valuable and shouldn’t be tied to using a specific proprietary service. The public needs open source, decentralized, and private infrastructure for people to manage their own data.