5 of the Best Free Linux MySQL Tools
MySQL is a relational database management system. It
provides a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust
SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL is the most
popular open source database, and is the database
component of the LAMP software stack. LAMP consists of the Apache web
server, MySQL and PHP, the essential building blocks to run a general
purpose web server. MySQL is used and championed by many large
organizations including Google, Facebook, the BBC, Intel,
Sun, SAP, Dell, AMD, Novell, Veritas and many others.
With the increasing popularity of MySQL, it is not surprising
that developers have written useful tools which help users to monitor,
query, administer, troubleshoot, and optimise MySQL databases. This
article identifies 5 open source tools which help to reduce the
complexity associated with the powerful database software.
One tool which is not featured in this article but warrants a
mention is sqlyog. It is an excellent utility to manage and administer
MySQL. However, whilst the job agent is available as a native Linux
utility, its main functionality has not yet been ported to Linux
(although that does run under Wine).
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 excellent MySQL tools.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone
interested in managing MySQL databases with the minimum of fuss.
Now, let's explore the 5 MySQL tools at hand. For
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in
action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
visual database design tool
||Full-featured tool for managing content in MySQL
command-line utilities for MySQL
||Console-based tool for monitoring queries and the
performance of MySQL
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Last Updated Thursday, April 05 2012 @ 08:29 PM EDT