MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability, and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, , Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent, and all five of the top five websites. Additionally, it is an extremely popular choice as embedded database, distributed by thousands of ISVs and OEMs.
MySQL relational database management system is based on SQL – Structured Query Language.
The application is used for a wide range of purposes, including data warehousing, e-commerce, and logging applications. The most common use for mySQL however, is for the purpose of a web database.
Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software.