What is MySQ

MySQL is a database management system that allows you to manage relational databases. It is open source software backed by Oracle. It means you can use MySQL without paying a dime.Also, if you want, you can change its source code to suit your needs.

Even though MySQL is open source software, you can buy a commercial license version from Oracle to get premium support services.

MySQL is pretty easy to master in comparison with other database software like Oracle Database, or Microsoft SQL Server.

Features of MYSQL

Ease of Management

The software very easily gets downloaded and also uses an event scheduler to schedule the tasks automatically.

Robust Transactional Support

Holds the ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) property, and also allows distributed multi-version support.

Comprehensive Application Development

MySQL has plugin libraries to embed the database into any application. It also supports stored procedures, triggers, functions, views and many more for application development.

Better SQL support

MySQL 8.0 added Common Table Expression (CTES), Windowing Functions, Lateral Derived Tables, and support for the TABLE operator to provide a more powerful, robust Structured Query Language for our users.

Scalability & Flexibility

With MySQL you can run deeply embedded applications and create data warehouses holding a humongous amount of data.

JavaScript Support & Maintenance

MySQL can run high-speed master/slave replication configurations and it offers cluster servers.h

“The Pros and Cons of MySQL”

MySQL is the most popular open-source database; chances are that you have run across it a time or two in your programmer internet travels. As the battle between open source and propriety software rages on, it does make you wonder, is it time to ditch MySQL? Here are some pros and cons of MySQL to consider.

A Few MySQL Cons

  • MySQL is not as mature as other relational database management systems .
  • MySQL is open source (kind of) .

A Few Pros

  • There is more MySQL investment and innovation than ever before.
  • MySQL products remain solid.

why do I need MySQL?

This article applies to Linux Dedicated Servers.

MySQL is a relational database management system 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. It can be used to store anything from a single record of information to an entire inventory of available products for an online store.

In association with a scripting language such as PHP or Perl (both offered on our hosting accounts) it is possible to create websites which will interact in real-time with a mySQL database to rapidly display categorised and searchable information to a website user.