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A curated list of awesome MySQL free and opensource software, libraries and resources. Awesome

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Performance, structure & data analysis tools

  • Anemometer - Box SQL slow query monitor.
  • innodb-ruby - A parser for InnoDB file formats, in Ruby.
  • innotop - a 'top' clone for MySQL with many features and flexibility.
  • MySQL Explain Analyzer - A web-based analyzer of EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON output, providing comments, scalability analysis and permalinks for saved samples.
  • mysql-statsd - A Python daemon to collect information from MySQL and send it via StatsD to Graphite.
  • MySQLTuner-perl - A script that allows you to review a MySQL installation quickly and make adjustments to increase performance and stability.
  • Prometheus/mysqld_exporter - Time series database for real-time monitoring and alerting.
  • pstop - a top-like program for MySQL, collecting, aggregating and displaying information from performance_schema.
  • Wireshark - a protocol analyzer that can decode the MySQL protocol.


Backup/restore/recovery tools

  • Dumpling - Logical, parallel backup/dumper tool for MySQL/TiDB written in GoLang - support csv format output and integrated as library
  • MyDumper - Logical, parallel backup/dumper tool for MySQL
  • Percona Xtrabackup - an open-source hot backup utility for MySQL - based servers that doesn’t lock your database during the backup.


Tools to stress your servers

  • go-tpc - A golang port of TPCC and TPCH benchmark for MySQL.
  • iibench-mysql - Java based version of the Index Insertion Benchmark for MySQL/Percona/MariaDB.
  • Sysbench - a modular, cross-platform and multi-threaded benchmark tool.
  • TPCC-MySQL (archived) - A port of the popular TPCC benchmark for MySQL.


  • DM - A High-Availability data migration platform which supports migrating data from MySQL/MariaDB to TiDB and merging shard tables
  • Kingbus - A distributed MySQL binlog storage system built on Raft
  • mysql-ripple (archived) - Ripple, a server that can serve as a middleman in MySQL replication


Scripts integrated into chat rooms


MySQL sample configuration and advisors


MySQL connectors for various programming languages


MySQL deployment tools

  • dbdeployer (archived) - A tool that installs one or more MySQL servers within seconds, easily, securely, and with full control.
  • MySQL Docker - Official Docker images.


Tools to support MySQL-related development

  • Flywaydb - Database migrations; Evolve your database schema easily and reliably across all your instances
  • Liquibase - Source control for your database
  • Shift - An application that helps you run schema migrations on MySQL databases
  • Skeema - Declarative pure-SQL schema management system for MySQL and MariaDB, with support for sharding and external online schema change tools
  • SQLE - SQLE is a SQL audit platform for DBA or developer
  • Test database - A sample MySQL database with an integrated test suite, used to test applications and servers


GUI frontends & applications

  • Adminer - Database management in a single PHP file.
  • DBeaver - A cross-platform SQL and NoSQL database client.
  • HeidiSQL - MySQL GUI frontend for Windows.
  • ILLA Cloud - Low-code internal tool builder integrated with Mysql, can be used as GUI for Mysql.
  • mycli - A Terminal Client for MySQL with AutoCompletion and Syntax Highlighting.
  • MySQL Shell - Advanced client and code editor for MySQL that supports development and administration for the MySQL Server and MySQL InnoDB cluster (AdminAPI) with an interactive JavaScript, Python, or SQL interface.
  • MySQL Workbench - provides DBAs and developers an integrated tools environment for database design & modeling; SQL devleopment; database administration.
  • Ocelot GUI - GUI client for MySQL or MariaDB, including debugger.
  • OmniDB: Web tool for database management
  • Percona Monitoring and Management - An open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL performance.
  • phpMyAdmin - a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web.
  • pspg - provides a pager with enhanced visualization and navigation for tabular data. Originally implemented for PostgreSQL, but also supports MySQL.
  • Sequel Ace - a Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
  • SQLyog Community edition - SQLyog Community edition. For Windows, works fine under wine in Mac and Linux
  • WebDB – Open Source and Efficient Database IDE. Featuring Easy server connection, Modern ERD, Intelligent data generator, AI assistant, NoSQL structure manager, Time machine and Powerful query editor


High availability solutions

  • Galera Cluster - a true Multimaster Cluster based on synchronous replication.
  • mha4mysql-node and mha4mysql-manager (both unmaintained) - Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL.
  • Orchestrator - MySQL replication topology management and High Availability solution.
  • Percona Replication Manager - Asynchronous MySQL replication manager agent for Pacemaker. Supports file and GTID based replication, geo-distributed clusters using booth.
  • replication-manager - a high availability solution to manage MariaDB 10.x and MySQL & Percona Server 5.7 GTID replication topologies.


Proxies to MySQL

  • MySQL Proxy (deprecated) - A simple program that sits between your client and MySQL server(s) that can monitor, analyze or transform their communication.
  • MySQL Router - MySQL Router is part of InnoDB cluster, and is a lightweight middleware that provides transparent routing between your application and back-end MySQL Servers.
  • ProxySQL - High performance proxy for MySQL.


Replication related software

  • data-diff - Command-line tool and Python library to efficiently diff rows across two different databases.


Add-on schemas

  • common_schema - DBA's framework for MySQL, providing a function library, views library and QueryScript interpreter.
  • sys - A collection of views, functions and procedures to help MySQL administrators get insight in to MySQL Database usage.


Tools that prevents leaking of sensitive data from database (encryption, masking and tokenization, honey-pots, etc)

  • Acra - SQL database protection suite: strong selective encryption, SQL injections prevention, intrusion detection system.


MySQL server flavors

  • MariaDB - Community developed fork of MySQL server.
  • MySQL Server & MySQL Cluster - Official Oracle's MySQL server & MySQL Cluster distribution.
  • Percona Server - An enhanced, drop-in MySQL replacement.
  • TiDB - A distributed HTAP database compatible with the MySQL protocol.


Sharding solutions/frameworks

  • Jetpants - An automation suite for managing large range sharding clusters, by Tumblr.
  • Vitess - vitess provides servers and tools which facilitate scaling of MySQL databases for large scale web services.


Toolkits, general purpose scripts

  • gh-ost - GitHub's online schema migration for MySQL.
  • go-mysql - A pure go library to handle MySQL network protocol and replication.
  • MySQL Utilities (deprecated) - a collection of command-line utilities, written in Python, that are used for maintaining and administering MySQL servers, either individually, or within Replication hierarchies.
  • Percona Toolkit - a collection of advanced command-line tools to perform a variety of MySQL server and system tasks that are too difficult or complex to perform manually.
  • UnDROP - a tool to recover data from dropped or corrupted InnoDB tables.


At this stage "resources" will not include websites, blogs, slides, presentation videos, etc. in fear of list size


e-books as well as relevant materials on and around MySQL

  • Database Systems Lecture Notes - lecture notes on Database Systems (available in pdf, html, odt and markdown) including a Chapter on SQL that covers basic set-up, exercises and problems.
  • SQL-exercise - contains several SQL exercises, including the schema description figure, SQL code to build schema, questions and solutions in SQL. Based on wikibook SQL Exercises.


Public, ongoing video & audio casts. This excludes conference presentations in fear of list size


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