New GUI, 30+ New Features, and Major New Components
Oracle is excited to announce the immediate availability of the production-read, GA release of MySQL Workbench 6.0, available for download under the GPL, as well as part of the Commercial MySQL Standard, Enterprise, and Cluster Carrier Grade Editions with 24x7 global support.
The need by database professionals for management tools has increased with expanding data volumes, web, cloud and mobile computing growth. Improvement and additions in MySQL Workbench helps developers and administrators better manage these dynamic data environments. This latest GA release includes many new features and a modernized user interface that allows users to simplify MySQL database development, design and administration.
The goal of MySQL Workbench 6.0 is to simplify and improve the workflow in the graphical user interface (GUI) as well as adding new features and functions. The enhanced design in the multi-platform GUI not only increases usability and productivity of the tool, but also offers new database management capabilities. MySQL Workbench 6.0 improves user productivity across the board from database architects to developers to DBAs, by enhancing support for data modeling and SQL development, as well as improving and adding tools for server configuration, user administration, migration, backup, auditing and more.
Platforms supported by MySQL Workbench include: Windows, Mac OS X 10.6+, Oracle Linux 6, RH 6, Fedora 18, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04
MySQL Workbench Community Edition is available free of charge under the GPL and is available for download
MySQL Workbench Enterprise Edition which includes DBDoc as well as support for MySQL Enterprise Backup and Audit is available from My Oracle Support today or from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for trial later.
MySQL Workbench 6.0 is the best release to date, with more capabilities and enhanced ease of use.
You can review the MySQL Workbench 6.0 documentation, and also ask questions to the development team and community via our the MySQL Workbench forum. We addressed over 200 ideas and requests from our community in this release. To those folks as well as all the Workbench 6.0 beta testers, a BIG thanks goes out to you.
If you’ve been using MySQL Workbench for some time, we hope you like the changes and improvements. If you’re new to MySQL Workbench, we look forward to working with you to continue evolving MySQL Workbench. As always please send us your ideas and feedback.