"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
"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
"Now, let's explore the 5 MySQL tools at hand. For each 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."