What is MySQL?

MySql database is renowned for it's high reliability and ease of use and has become the world's most popular open source database thanks to its consistent fast performance. It is frequently used by developers all over the world and in the same time by world's largest and fastest-growing businesses. Organizations such as Google, Nokia, Yahoo!, YouTuve, Alcatel-Lucent use MySql to save resources powering their huge Web Sites, business-critical systems and package software.

This is the database of choice for a new bread of apps build on the LAMP stack and not only that is the world's most popular open source database. LAMP is the acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python. Frequently free-software open source projects that need a complete featured database management system use MySQL.

MySql runs on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, IBM AIX allowing the kind of flexibility that puts you in charge. MySql offers a wide range of certified software, support, training and consulting to make you successful whether you are a beginner in database technology or an experienced programmer.