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MySQL Workbench is a visual tool developed by Oracle, which helps to administer MySQL Databases. It is known for being a cross-platform software that allows MySQL to run on many platforms such as Windows, Linux, and macOS.
MySQL is an open-source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) developed by Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, that uses Structured Query language(SQL) to interact with databases. You can use MySQL to store, retrieve, manipulate and process data that is in the form of tables.

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There are various relational database management systems present in the tech world today, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle, DB2, etc.
Here are some reasons why people use MySQL over other Database Management Systems. 

MySQL adheres to multiple storage engines, and each one of the storage engines possesses unique features, while other databases like SQL Server only support a single storage engine.  

MySQL has reported high performance compared to other database management systems because of its simplicity in design, and adherence to multiple storage engines.

The community edition of MySQL is free of cost, and the commercial edition has a licensing fee, which is cost-effective compared to other products available in the market.

MySQL runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS because of its cross-platform property.
With this, it is clear why MySQL is used. Now, you will see what MySQL Workbench exactly is and how one can use it.  
MySQL Workbench is a unified cross-platform, open-source relational database design tool that adds functionality and ease to MySQL and SQL development work. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, SQL development, and various administration tools for configuration. It also offers a graphical interface to work with the databases in a structured way.

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MySQL Workbench makes user management much easier.

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Moving on, you will look at how to install MySQL Workbench on Windows. The installation process is similar to other operating systems.
Once MySQL Workbench is installed, select the Local instance and enter the password.
Now, you can use the MySQL query tab to write your SQL queries. 
Show Databases;
In the result grid, you can see the list of databases that are already present.
Use sql_intro;
Show Tables;
Here, you must are select the sql_intro database and display the tables that are present in it.
Select * from products;
MySQL Workbench is widely used to handle structured data. In this tutorial, you learned the steps to install MySQL Workbench on Windows. You also explored a few commands on the query editor. 
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