MySQL Workbench for Database Change Management

Thursday May 8th 2008 by Linda Cole

MySQL Workbench contains a number of database change control features that you may not have noticed at first. Robin Schumacher introduces them and shows why they can be a big help when it comes to managing change in your databases.

[From MySQL AB]

Managing database change is an incredibly important discipline that very few database professionals overtly talk or worry about until they're in the thick of things with a particular database - moving it from development to production, making changes to a newly installed production database, or implementing an updated version of the database (new tables, modifications to existing objects, etc.) in a SaaS application. It's at that point where change management becomes very important because if you don't do things right the first time, you can make a royal mess of things and even (in a small number of cases) reach the point of no return where you've completely torched your database.

The article continues at http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/workbench_database_management.html

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