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Alternatives to MySQL WorkBench

Sequel Pro, HeidiSQL, Navicat, DataGrip, and XAMPP are the most popular alternatives and competitors to MySQL WorkBench.
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What is MySQL WorkBench and what are its top alternatives?

It enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, forward and reverse engineering, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.
MySQL WorkBench is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to MySQL WorkBench

  • Sequel Pro

    Sequel Pro

    Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases. ...

  • HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL is a useful and reliable tool designed for web developers using the popular MariaDB or MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases or PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data, either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers. Read about features or see some screenshots. ...

  • Navicat

    Navicat

    Powerful database management & design tool for Win, Mac & Linux. With intuitive GUI, user manages MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle & PostgreSQL DB easily. ...

  • DataGrip

    DataGrip

    A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases. ...

  • XAMPP

    XAMPP

    It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. ...

  • phpMyAdmin

    phpMyAdmin

    As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services. ...

  • MySQL

    MySQL

    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software. ...

  • DBeaver

    DBeaver

    It is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc. ...

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Sequel Pro

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MySQL database management for Mac OS X
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PROS OF SEQUEL PRO
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    Free
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    Clean UI
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    Easy
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    HeidiSQL

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    GUI client for MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL
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    PROS OF HEIDISQL
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      Client application which is lightweight
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      Easy configuration
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      Keep queries after execution
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      Connect to multiple servers on same client
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      Run multiple queries simultaneously
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      Multiple query tabulations
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    There is no comparison between MySQL and HeidiSQL as MySQL is a database server and HeidiSQL is the client to communicate with the databases. Following are some links to help you understand 馃槉:

    Databases: https://stackshare.io/mysql and https://stackshare.io/postgresql

    Database Clients: https://stackshare.io/heidisql and https://stackshare.io/mysql-workbench

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    Navicat logo

    Navicat

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    A comprehensive DB tool for MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL development and management.
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    PROS OF NAVICAT
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      DataGrip

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      PROS OF DATAGRIP
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        Works on Linux, Windows and MacOS
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        Wide range of DBMS support
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        Code completion
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        Generate ERD
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        Quick-fixes using keyboard shortcuts
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        Code analysis
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        Database introspection on 21 different dbms
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        Export data using a variety of formats using open api
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        Import data
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        XAMPP

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        PROS OF XAMPP
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          Easy set up and installation of files
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          Helfried Plenk
          Senior Partner at IBS IT-DL GmbH | 1 upvote 路 94.3K views
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          installing a local Joomla! 3.9 website for testing - I already downloaded an installed XAMPP - when now reading some other docs I found mentioned MAMP ... have I to change?

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          phpMyAdmin logo

          phpMyAdmin

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          A free software, for MySQL and MariaDB
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          PROS OF PHPMYADMIN
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            Easy data access
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            User administration
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            MySQL

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              High availability
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              Cross-platform support
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              Great community
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              Secure
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              Full-text indexing and searching
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              Fast, open, available
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              SSL support
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              Reliable
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              Robust
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              Enterprise Version
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              Easy to set up on all platforms
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              NoSQL access to JSON data type
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              Relational database
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              Easy, light, scalable
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            We ended up getting so frustrated that we tried out PostgresQL, and the results were fantastic. We didn't have to do any real customization (just some tuning settings for how big a server we had), and all of our most important queries were faster out of the box. As a result, we were able to delete a bunch of custom queries escaping the ORM that we'd written to make the MySQL query planner happy (because postgres just did the right thing automatically).

            And then after that, we've just gotten a ton of value out of postgres. We use its excellent built-in full-text search, which has helped us avoid needing to bring in a tool like Elasticsearch, and we've really enjoyed features like its partial indexes, which saved us a lot of work adding unnecessary extra tables to get good performance for things like our "unread messages" and "starred messages" indexes.

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            Conor Myhrvold
            Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber | 21 upvotes 路 1.1M views

            Our most popular (& controversial!) article to date on the Uber Engineering blog in 3+ yrs. Why we moved from PostgreSQL to MySQL. In essence, it was due to a variety of limitations of Postgres at the time. Fun fact -- earlier in Uber's history we'd actually moved from MySQL to Postgres before switching back for good, & though we published the article in Summer 2016 we haven't looked back since:

            The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms. Specifically, in many of the cases where we previously used Postgres, we now use Schemaless, a novel database sharding layer built on top of MySQL (https://eng.uber.com/schemaless-part-one/). In this article, we鈥檒l explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL:

            https://eng.uber.com/mysql-migration/

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            DBeaver

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              Wide range of DBMS support
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              Move data between databases
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