MySQL definition database
/mi: S Q L/ The most popular open source relational database management system
. MySQL is developed, distributed, and supported by MySQL AB
MySQL was named after co-founder Monty Widenius's daughter, My. It was originally written as a backwards compatible replacement for mSQL. It is written in C
. It has become popular for use in web applications.
MySQL supports a broad subset of ANSI SQL 99 and features views
, stored procedures, triggers
, replication, internationalisation
, partitioning, ACID transactions. MySQL can be embedded in other systems or run on a cluster
for fault tolerance. A commercial version, MySQL Enterprise is available.
Latest version: 6.0, as of 2009-05-11.
MySQL Home (http://mysql.com/).