MySQL Workbench is a free bundle of MySQL tools and features aimed at providing developers and database administrators with local MySQL installations and various useful features, such as data visualisation tools, for local testing and development purposes.
Add database tools to your desktop
MySQL Workbench provides a visual tool for creating and working with MySQL databases from the desktop. Whether you are a database administrator looking to architect a new database configuration, or you are a software developer looking to mock a database for localised testing purposes, MySQL Workbench is easy to configure and contains all the tools and features you would expect to find from any MySQL installation. Visualisation tools mean that you are not limited to either the command line or a third party solution like phpMyAdmin to access and configure your local databases. Database migration tools are also available, so you can easily port from a range of other database formats such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Sybase ASE, PostreSQL and more.
Local databases for developers, DBAs and more
MySQL Workbench fulfils a very specific purpose and while it is unlikely to have broad appeal, for those that require a local MySQL database it works as intended and provides all the tools necessary to get the job done.
MySQL Workbench supports the following formats
MWB, XML, PNG, SVG, PDF, PS