Mysql for Beginners : 1-Introduction

What is MySQL ?

– MySQL is a database system used for developing web-based software applications.
– MySQL used for both small and large applications.
– MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS).
– MySQL is fast, reliable, and flexible and easy to use.
– MySQL supports standard SQL (Structured Query Language).
– MySQL is free to download and use.
– MySQL was developed by Michael Widenius and David Axmark in 1994.
– MySQL is presently developed, distributed, and supported by Oracle Corporation.
– MySQL Written in C, C++.

Main features of MySQL

– MySQL server design is multi-layered with independent modules.
– MySQL is fully multithreaded by using kernel threads. It can handle multiple CPUs if they are available.
– MySQL provides transactional and non-transactional storage engines.
– MySQL has a high-speed thread-based memory allocation system.
– MySQL supports in-memory heap table.
– MySQL Handles large databases.
– MySQL Server works in client/server or embedded systems.
– MySQL Works on many different platforms.

Who uses MySQL

– Some of the most famous websites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Google (not for search), YouTube, Flickr.
– Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB etc.
– A large number of web developers worldwide are using MySQL to develop web applications.

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