Connect to Turbot Pipes from DBeaver

DBeaver is a universal database tool to query, edit and manage your databases.

Steampipe provides a single interface to all your cloud, code, logs and more. Because it's built on Postgres, Steampipe provides an endpoint that any Postgres-compatible client -- including DBeaver -- can connect to.

The Connect tab for your workspace provides the details you need to connect DBeaver to Turbot Pipes.

Once the connection to Turbot Pipes is established and tested, you can access the tables provided by the Steampipe plugins, run queries and build reports.

You can also connect DBeaver to Steampipe CLI. To do that, run steampipe service start --show-password and use the displayed connection details.

Steampipe service is running:
Host(s): localhost,,
Port: 9193
Database: steampipe
User: steampipe
Password: 99**_****_**8c
Connection string: postgres://steampipe:99**_****_**8c@localhost:9193/steampipe

Getting started

DBeaver Community is open source and free to use on the desktop, while the pro version can be purchased. In this example we will create a Turbot Pipes connection with DBeaver and query the AWS S3 buckets.

To establish a new connection click on New Database Connection, select PostgreSQL and click Next. If prompted, Click Download Drivers to update the missing drivers required to interact with the database. Enter the Turbot Pipes connection details and click Test Connection to verify.

Once you've connected to Turbot Pipes, you can access the AWS plugin and its tables from the Database navigator.

Here we select the aws_s3_bucket table. DBeaver displays the table's schema and previews the returned data. You can drag the columns to re-arrange the data and also export it to a wide range of formats like CSV, JSON, SQL, TXT, XML, etc.

Run your first custom query

DBeaver provides a SQL query editor that you may use to write a custom query. For example, we can use this query in the editor to fetch the list of AWS EC2 instance types available in us-east-1 region.

location = 'us-east-1';