Interview with Rohit Nadhani, founder of Webyog

At the MySQL Conference, I had the chance to interview Rohit Nadhani, founder of Webyog, the folk that make SQLyog and MONyog. Watch the video, for more.



Generally based out of Bangalore (I visited them when I was last there), Webyog just started an office in Santa Clara, and are expanding. They boast 15,000 paid customers so far, with some big name customers: Google, Yahoo!, executive office to the US president, and more.

SQLyog is termed as an upgrade from phpMyAdmin. There is a GPL community edition, with some “power tools” that is part of the Enterprise Edition. It is very Win32 based, but easy enough to run on other OSes via WINE or some sort of virtualisation tool.

MONyog is an agentless monitoring tool. It competes directly with Enterprise Monitor from MySQL, and there is no Community edition.

All Webyog licenses are perpetual (not subscription), with updates for a year. There are also unlimited licenses (server/user).

The motto: Low priced software, but sell thousands of copies.

The MySQL DevZone has an interview from 2006, that Jay conducted with Rohit. Go forth and read it.

  • http://www.sheeri.com Sheeri K. Cabral

    For a technical review of MONyog that I did a few months ago, see http://www.pythian.com/news/1086/reviewing-monyog — MONyog really blew me away (and the competition out of the water!).

  • http://openquery.com/ Arjen Lentz

    Good interview. He’s a nice guy and has been very smart about product positioning and pricing.

  • http://appbeacon.com Justin Noel

    SQLYog is by far the best MySQL GUI tool for Windows. I really do wish they’d release a Mac version though. I currently run it on my Mac using CrossOver. It works quite well, but doesn’t exactly flow with my Mac environment.

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  • http://appbeacon.com/ Justin Noel

    SQLYog is by far the best MySQL GUI tool for Windows. I really do wish they'd release a Mac version though. I currently run it on my Mac using CrossOver. It works quite well, but doesn't exactly flow with my Mac environment.


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