MySQL is one of the powerful, very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust databases. You can use the MySQL software as an Open Source/Free Software product under the terms of the GNU General Public License. You may visit http://www.mysql.com/ for latest information on MySQL software. MySQL is the most popular Open Source SQL database, is developed, distributed and supported by MySQL AB.
MySQL is open source that means that anyone can download it at modified it at their convenience. You do need to pay anything to use MySQL software.
Main features of MySQL:
– MySQL works on many different platforms like Widows, Linux etc.
– Fully multi-threaded using kernel threads. This means it can easily use multiple CPUs if available.
– A privilege and password system that is very flexible and secure, and allows host-based verification. PasswordsÂ Â are secure because all password traffic is encrypted when you connect to a server.
There are many other features which make MySQL database to powerful and robust database.