MySQL Releases Open Source Database Tools for Macintosh OS X

Betas of Visual Query & Administration Tools Available for Download Now at

Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, SAN FRANCISCO — June 7, 2005 —
MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today
announced a new pair of visual database tools for the Macintosh OS X
platform. Designed to make life easier for MySQL database developers, DBAs
and users — new beta versions of the MySQL Query Browser and MySQL
Administrator tools for Mac OS X are freely available from the company’s
Web site under the GPL open source license at MySQL
and the new Macintosh tools will be demonstrated this week at the Apple
Worldwide Developers Conference being held in San Francisco. “The Apple
Macintosh is one of the most popular platforms for MySQL development,” said
Maurizio Gianola, vice president of Software Engineering for MySQL AB. “We
are happy to give database developers more choice by offering these open
source database query and administration tools for Mac OS X.” “MySQL has
proven to be fast and reliable on our heavy-load Apple Xserve servers — it
is every bit as easy to set up and manage as even the most diehard Mac user
would expect,” said Bruce Dembecki, Vice President, Solutions Development
for LiveWorld, Inc., the leading full-service online community agency with
clients such as eBay, AOL Time Warner, and Expedia. “We get an extremely
high number of page views every day on our clients’ discussion boards, and
the combination of MySQL and Macintosh has scaled-out very well for us.”

MySQL Query Browser
The MySQL Query Browser is a visual toolset for creating, executing and
optimizing MySQL database queries. It features an integrated set of
drag-and-drop tools within a familiar, Web browser-like environment —
giving users an easier, more productive way to access and analyze
information stored within MySQL database servers.

MySQL Administrator
The MySQL Administrator is a powerful visual console that enables DBAs to
easily manage and monitor their MySQL applications. Through its intuitive
graphical user interface, DBAs can gain better insight into their MySQL
database operations — such as server configuration, user administration,
replication status monitoring, backup/restore, and log views.

Additional Platforms
Besides Macintosh, the MySQL Query Browser and MySQL Administrator are also
available for the Linux and Windows operating systems.

For software downloads and additional information, please visit and

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable
database products — including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of
certified software and premium support services. The company’s flagship
product is MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, with more
than six million active installations. Many of the world’s largest
organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press,
Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to
power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and
packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States — and operations around
the world — MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate
customers’ needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more
information about MySQL, please visit