MySQL Database – Open Source Database solution
MySQL Database : Open Source Database solution
The MySQL Database powers the most demanding Web, E-commerce and Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications.
It is a fully integrated transaction-safe, ACID compliant database with full commit, rollback, crash recovery and row level locking capabilities.
MySQL delivers the ease of use, scalability, and performance that has made MySQL the world’s most popular open source database.
Some of the world’s most trafficked websites like Facebook, Google, ticketmaster, and eBay rely on MySQL for their business critical applications.
MySQL ( /mai eskju:’el/ “My S-Q-L”,officially, but also called /mai ‘si:kwel/ “My Sequel”) is the world’s most used open source relational database management system (RDBMS) as of 2008 that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
It is named after co-founder Michael Widenius‘ daughter, My. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language.
MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack (and other ‘AMP’ stacks)
LAMP is an acronym for “Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python.”
Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL.
For commercial use, several paid editions are available, and offer additional functionality.
MySQL has Edition as follows.
MySQL is also used in many high-profile, large-scale World Wide Web products, including Wikipedia, Google (though not for searches), Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Nokia.com, and YouTube.
-Original development of MySQL by Michael Widenius and David Axmark beginning in 1994