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August 9, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 3:40pm

What is MySQL?

MySQL is used by popular websites such as Google and Facebook.

By Alexander Sword

MySQL is a database management system based on Structured Query Language (SQL) which is used in web applications.

MySQL consists of the server, utility programmes that help in the administration of mySQL databases and supporting software.

The server handles all database instructions, such as creating, accessing or changing data. To interact with a database you send a message to the server.

It is used commonly in websites, where there are large databases of data to be managed.

MySQL is used in popular websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

MySQL is open source and can be used in a wide range of applications.

What is MySQL written in?

Pronounced My S-Q-L, has made itself the most popular open source database and comes from Ulf Michael Widenius. Often called Monty, he is the main author of the original version of the open source MySQL database, and currently CTO of MariaDB.

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MySQL is written in C and C++ and was originally created by a Swedish company called MySQL AB.

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