MySQL Workbench to win Product of the Year 2009 Award

We are proud to announce that MySQL Workbench has won the’s Product of the Year 2009 voting in the category “Database Tool”. 

Product of the Year 2009

We would like to thank all our customers and users who have voted in favor of our application. This reflects the very positive feedback we get when talking to people about MySQL Workbench.

With the upcoming support for Linux & Mac and the resounding feedback from this developer community we hope to grow the support and usage of the product even further.

If you want to see MySQL Workbench in action or want to learn about the tricks & tweaks to get even more out of the application, please consider joining us at this year’s MySQL Conference & Expo 2009.

4 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench to win Product of the Year 2009 Award”

  1. This award would make a little more sense if MySQL Workbench would function correctly after having more than 20 tables. I have formed the habit of restarting the application every 10-15 minutes because it starts to run so slowly it becomes unusable. After reading around, it seems as though I am not the only person with this problem. I don’t want to, but I have a feeling I will have to switch back to Visio…

    The application itself is a great idea and has a lot of potential. I just wish it would actually work without me wanting to hit myself in the face with a hammer the entire time I am using it.

  2. Hi Bob

    I’ve read about such problems too, but I haven’t been able to repeat it myself. Can you provide more info about the problem you’re experiencing, like what kind of operations you normally do when things get slow (eg: just creating and editing table, importing schemas from SQL etc). How is memory usage at the beginning of work and by the time it slows down? Also, one of the theories is that it could be the undo stack growing uncontrollably, can you try going to Tools -> Preferences and setting the number of saved undo steps to a small value such as 5 to see if that has any effect?

    Thanks and cheers,
    Alfredo Kojima

  3. I spent about 1/2 hour with the OSS edition before purchasing 2 licenses (1 for me and another for one of my developers) and overall love the tool, but also wholeheartedly agree it has serious issues when dealing with many tables. Gets very, very slow overall, and extremely buggy in diagram views. I’m working with 19 tables now and it’s pretty close to insufferable.

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