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What is MySQL?

Released in 1995, MySQL was developed by Oracle Corporation. It was created by MySQL AB, a Swedish company founded by David Axmark, Allan Larson and Micheal ?Monty? Widenius.

The MySQL code itself is named after Micheal Widenius's daughter, 'My'. Its purposes were initially for personal use, but because the changes were much easier to utilize, became popular for other developers. This is, essentially the history of MySQL. What is MySQL? Written in C and C++, MySQL works on various platforms, the main ones being Linux, Microsoft Windows and OSX.

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Essentially, MySQL is an open source relational database management system. It is the most popular choice of database whilst using web applications. Free-software open-source that need database management which is full-featured will turn to MySQL.

High profile websites, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and even us here at ERP:FM are major users of MySQL. MySQL may be easily used by installing MySQL workbench, by any platform except Windows.

In July 2013 MySQL was the world's second most used RDBMS. There are several editions that are available for a fee, its rights now owned by Oracle.

What is MySQL?

Paired with PHP and Hadoop, MySQL allows for very advanced to even beginner users of the code to utilize it effectively.

Support may be obtained from the official manual, however, there is free support available as well through different forums and IRC channels. MySQL has had many positive reviews noting that it works well in the average case.

In addition, it is available under terms of the GNU General Public License. MySQL 5.7 in fact was announced as such in October 2015. This general availability indicates that anyone may use it, if they choose to do so. This would be the history and facts of, MySQL, and essentially what it is.
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