What is MySQL

MySQL is a powerful Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to carry out data management tasks .

RDBMS is used to store and manage huge volume of data.

MySQL is free and open source software.

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is computer software that can be classified as both free software and open source software which means anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

MySQL is one such Free and open-source software. It is fast and easy-to-use RDBMS and has become a leading database choice for web based applications.

MySQL data can be called in R and Python for data analysis.


Brief History of MySQL

MySQL was created by MySQL AB, a company founded by Michael Widenius (Monty), David Axmark and Allan Larsson in 1995 in Sweden. The first version of MySQL appeared in 1995.

MySQL is named after co-founder Michael Widenius’ daughter, My.