While MySQL is famously known as the “M” of the popular LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python), Microsoft Windows consistently ranks as the #1 development platform for MySQL users in our surveys. As a matter of fact, Windows now also ranks higher than any Linux distribution as a deployment platform among the MySQL Community Edition users.
MySQL on Windows is a popular choice for Independent Software Vendors & Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as organizations deploying Web and custom departmental enterprise applications.
MySQL is available on 20+ platforms providing full flexibility to choose any platform and development language for specific applications. For example, MySQL allows Windows shops to choose the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL PHP/Perl/Python) for online applications. LAMP is a proven technology stack used by the most popular Web sites in the world including Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Craigslist and Zappos.
The popularity of MySQL on Windows remains strong due to the fact that MySQL delivers:
In addition, Windows users benefit from the following MySQL visual tools included in MySQL Enterprise Edition:
MySQL Enterprise Monitor
The MySQL Enterprise Monitor continuously monitors your databases and alerts you to potential problems before they impact your system. It's like having a "Virtual DBA Assistant" at your side to recommend best practices to eliminate security vulnerabilities, improve replication, optimize performance and more. As a result, the productivity of your developers, DBAs and System Administrators is improved significantly.
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MySQL Query Analyzer
The MySQL Query Analyzer helps you improve application performance by monitoring query performance and accurately pinpointing SQL code that is causing a slow down. Queries are presented in an aggregated view across all databases, so you can filter for specific query problems and analyze your most expensive code.
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MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs. It provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, and much more. MySQL Workbench is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
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MySQL Connector/.NET enables developers to easily create .NET applications that require secure, high-performance data connectivity with MySQL. It implements the required ADO.NET interfaces and integrates into ADO.NET aware tools. As far as development environments and languages, a 2008 Forrester survey showed that 57% of SMBs indicated that Microsoft.NET is the preferred development platform.
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MySQL Connector/ODBC enables developers to connect to a MySQL database using the industry standard Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) API. MySQL Connector ODBC provides both driver-manager based and native interfaces to the MySQL database, with full support for MySQL functionality, including stored procedures, transactions and full unicode compliance.
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