I have a large (multi-gigabyte) SQL database on an external server. I can access it through SSH, but manually querying the data will be a major pain. I really need a GUI.

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04, but I can't find any applications with a GUI that'll allow me to do this. Can anybody recommend one?

4 Answers 4


I believe MySQL Workbench is what you're looking for.

  • this + the ssh tunnel option means no exposing of the mysql server
    – James
    Jun 28, 2013 at 6:44
  • Or use stunnel (stunnel.org), which will setup an encrypted session without requiring a shell login.
    – Jenny D
    Jun 28, 2013 at 6:47

Web interface: PHPMyAdmin - Bringing MySQL to the Web


Best I used are:

  1. MySQL Workbench
  2. SQuirreL SQL Client
  3. Emma
  4. TOra
  5. LibreOffice Base **needed to download mysql-jdbc-connector*

You can use SQLyog on wine in Ubuntu.

  • It's a paid thing isn't it? Jun 27, 2013 at 11:24

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