The following discussion briefly describes MySQL Shell's capabilities. For more information, see the MySQL Shell manual, available at https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-shell/en/.
The X DevAPI enables you to work with both relational and document data when MySQL Shell is connected to a MySQL server using the X Protocol. For more information, see Chapter 19, Using MySQL as a Document Store. For documentation on the concepts and usage of X DevAPI, see X DevAPI User Guide.
The AdminAPI enables you to work with InnoDB cluster, which provides an integrated solution for high availability and scalability using InnoDB based MySQL databases, without requiring advanced MySQL expertise. See Chapter 20, InnoDB Cluster.
MySQL Shell is available in two editions, the Community Edition and the Commercial Edition. The Community Edition is available free of charge. The Commercial Edition provides additional Enterprise features at low cost.