MySQL develops graphical admin tool

MySQL has developed the first graphical administration tool for its open-source database.

MySQL has developed the first graphical administration tool for its open-source database.

Previously, the supplier provided command-line interface administration tools for its database, which are less intuitive and harder to use than the new graphical MySQL Administrator console, said Zack Urlocker, MySQL's marketing vice-president.

The supplier unveiled the management, monitoring and maintenance tool at the LinuxWorld Expo and plans to make it generally available in the second quarter.

MySQL Administrator provides all the capabilities of the old command-line tools and adds new features.

Some of the tasks that database administrators can perform with the new console are: server configuration, user administration, database monitoring, backup and restore, and log management.

The company plans to offer MySQL Administrator under its dual-licence model at no cost under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and under a commercial licence.

MySQL also announced:

  • An alliance with JBoss Group to integrate the JBoss application server with MySQL's database servers, to improve the way the products work together and
  • a partnership with Zend Technologies, a maker of development tools for the PHP scripting language, to improve compatibility and integration between the companies' products.

Juan Carlos Perez writes for IDG News Service

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