MySql an Open Souce for Storing Data

MySQL (as of March 2014) the world's second most widely used open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).The MySQL development project has made its source code available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack (and other 'AMP' stacks). LAMP is an acronym for "Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python." Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL.For commercial use, several paid editions are available, and offer additional functionality. Applications which use MySQL databases include: TYPO3, MODx, Joomla, WordPress, phpBB, MyBB, Drupal and other software. MySQL is also used in many high-profile, large-scale websites, including Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.



  • A broad subset of ANSI SQL 99, as well as extensions
  • Cross-platform support
  • Transactions with the InnoDB and NDB Cluster storage engines; savepoints with InnoDB
  • ACID compliance when using transaction capable storage engines
  • Commit grouping, gathering multiple transactions from multiple connections together to increase the number of commits per second. (PostgreSQL has an advanced form of this functionality