What is MySQL?


MySQL is a Relational Database Management System. A relational database adds speed and flexibility, by storing data in separate tables rather than putting all the data in one area. These tables are linked by defined relations making it possible to combine data from several tables upon request. Using a RDMS means it is possible to add, access, and process the data stored in your database. 'SQL' stands for "Structured Query Language" - the most common standardised language used to access databases.

Why use MySQL?

MySQL is very fast, reliable, and easy to use. MySQL also has a very practical set of features developed in close cooperation with its users. It is also Open Source and therefore freely accessible. MySQL is used to access databases on the internet due to its connectivity, speed and security. It was originally developed to manage large databases at a much faster speed than the solutions that previously existed. MySQL has for several years, been thriving in the challenging areas of production.

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