MySQL - Multi-user and robust SQL database server. The world's most popular open source database
MySQL is a very fast, multi-user, multi-threaded and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. The world's most popular open source database.
MySQL is an attractive alternative to higher-cost, more complex database technology. Its award-winning speed, scalability and reliability make it the right choice for corporate IT departments, Web developers and packaged software vendors
A broad subset of ANSI SQL 99, as well as extensions
True VARCHAR support
X/Open XA distributed transaction processing (DTP) support; two phase commit as part of this, using Oracle's InnoDB engine
Independent storage engines (MyISAM for read speed, InnoDB for transactions and referential integrity, Archive for storing historical data in little space)
Transactions with the InnoDB, BDB and Cluster storage engines; savepoints with InnoDB
Sub-SELECTs (i.e. nested SELECTs)
Replication with one master per slave, many slaves per master, no automatic support for multiple masters per slave.
Full-text indexing and searching using MyISAM engine
Embedded database library
Full Unicode support
ACID compliance using the InnoDB, BDB and Cluster engines
Shared-nothing clustering through MySQL Cluster