Whitepaper : Benefits of Third-Party Tools for MySQL
Adding third-party tools can be an effective method of enhancing software, since they may provide additional features lacking in the original software. MySQL is no exception to this general rule, as many applications work on this database platform. A feature-rich tool for MySQL can help a database administrator (DBA) manage their databases more efficiently by streamlining many of the daily tasks that drain their productivity.
Many of these benefits involve the ability of a graphical user interface (GUI) to handle schema and data synchronization tasks visually. That allows DBAs to apply schema changes easily when migrating them from a test to a production environment. Third-party software with backup capability can also help protect a database’s contents. The following list shows some of the most important ways that third-party software can make MySQL DBAs more productive.