Introduction to MySQL

MySQL is a relational database management system. First version of MySQL was released in 1995. It is developed by David Axmark and Michael Widenius. It has got below features.
  • Open source and cross platform
  • Used in LAMP and WAMP
  • Many popular applications use MySQL like WordPress, phpBB, Drupal, Joomla
  • Supports stored procedures, triggers, functions, cursors
  • Supports updatable views
  • Many GUI apps are available for managing MySQL server like MySQL Workbench, phpMyAdmin, Toad
  • We can also manage the server through command line
  • APIs in all major programming languages are available to work with MySQL
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