MySQL is a database system used by many websites on the Internet. It is based on SQL. Many ways of doing things in SQL are similar in MySQL. The data is structured in tables in MySQL. And to extract data from the tables queries are used.
|Developer(s)||MySQL AB, a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems since February 2008 which is also a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation since January 2010|
|Initial release||23 May 1995|
5.7.15 / September 6, 2016
|Written in||C, C++|
|Type||Relational database management system|
|License||GNU General Public License or proprietary EULA|
SELECT id_number FROM main_database WHERE name='John'
This query will return the
'id_number' of the person named
'John' from the table named
MySQL was first released in May 1995 and a Windows version was released in January 1998. The latest version (5.6.11) was released in April 2013.
Some of the largest MySQL users on the internet include:
Many PHP scripts also use MySQL. These include: