MySQL : An Introduction

What is MySQL?

MySQL is a Relational Database Management System owned by Oracle Corporation. The open source RDBMS is based on structured query language or SQL. MySQL, where “My” is named after the daughter of its co-founder Mr. Michael Widenius and the SQL on the query abbreviation, is compatible on Linux, Unix & Windows OS. Usually, its use is in the Web application/programming & other online publishing. MySQL is open-source & free to use. However, you can pay Oracle to get commercial license & access premium services. It is considered easier as compared to SQL, Oracle Database & MS SQL Server.