Best Alternative to MySQL Workbench
What is the best tool to develop and manage MySQL databases and data? The answer depends on the needs and requirements of each individual user and goals they want to achieve.
We are going to compare two popular tools for working with MySQL databases: dbForge Studio for MySQL (Enterprise edition) vs. MySQL Workbench. The aim we set is to show you why dbForge Studio for MySQL is a perfect alternative to MySQL Workbench when developing, administering, managing, and controlling MySQL and MariaDB databases, as well as to show how developers can improve their performance and enhance the structure of databases.
Our team added several unique features, including support for MySQL Server 8.0, MariaDB 10.1, MariaDB 10.2, MariaDB 10.3, MariaDB Galera Cluster 10.0 Series, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud, Azure MySQL, and Tencent Cloud to the Enterprise Edition.
To begin with, let’s consider all pros of dbForge Studio for MySQL to prove that it is the right choice that may suit your needs and aims.
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When working with databases or performing product-related tasks, you often require some random data. To create this data each time is a waste of your time. In this case, you may need a tool that will speed up the process and reduce your time for completing the task. With the Data Generator tool available in dbForge Studio for MySQL (Enterprise edition), generating test data becomes as easy as pie. As a right-hand man, it populates your MySQL and MariaDB tables with randomly generated realistic test data in a wink. The tool includes a bunch of predefined generators with customizable configuration options suited to every fancy. Moreover, you have a possibility to automate data generation via the command line by simply arranging a schedule for the tasks. You must admit that this can greatly boost your performance.
Regarding MySQL Workbench, you will have to generate data manually that may affect your performance and time, thus, this may cause slowing down the testing process and adding unnecessary time-consuming steps.
Another best but not the least feature is Documenter for MySQL that allows you to create technical documentation in three file formats: HTML, PDF, and Markdown. A few clicks and a rich set of documenting options will help you generate the documentation quickly and without any efforts. All the information will be clearly structured, thus, allowing you to easily find a required object and navigate through the entire document.
As a bonus, the tool also supports the automatic documentation generation via the command line.
As to MySQL Workbench, it does not have such a functionality. The way their tool documents a database is building a diagram that shows relationships between tables rather than generating a documentation with related objects. As an alternative to this, our team can gladly offer you to use our Visual Query Builder functionality.
A copy databases tool available in dbForge Studio for MySQL (Enterprise Edition) is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench Import/Export wizard. Often, users face a situation when they need to migrate a large number of MySQL and MariaDB databases between servers. MySQL Copy Databases tool helps moving the selected databases as quickly as possible in a user-friendly interface. With the tool, you can not only migrate databases but also monitor the time and progress and avoid the duplication of databases to the target server.
In MySQL Workbench, you can copy databases by exporting a copy file to a folder, coming back to a new server, and only then importing it from the self-contained file. In turn, we offer you to use our handy copy databases tool where you can directly manage the migration process and configure the settings to your needs. Thus, the whole process takes less time and requires fewer steps.
As you can see, we added unique and brand new features to dbForge Studio for MySQL that make the tool be the best choice. Taking into account all the pros, the tool is a perfect alternative to MySQL Workbench when you need to improve your performance, speed up testing, development, and management process of databases.