MySQL is the name of a system that allows the management from databases . This is the most used option for applications that are based on the Web .
East relational database administrator was created by the company MySQL AB . Bliss company was bought by Sun Microsystems in 2008 , which in turn was acquired by Oracle Corporation Two years later. This means that today Oracle it has the rights of most of the code, although MySQL presents a double license (it has a commercial license in the hands of Oracle and other general public license).
The database of MySQL Therefore, it is distributed in different ways. There is a version with GNU general public license (the so-called Community Edition ) and others oriented to companies that provide additional services and products. Notably Facebook , Youtube and Twitter , among others of the most visited websites in the world, work with MySQL .
GNU / Linux , Mac OS X , SunOS , Solaris and different versions of Windows (Windows 7 , Windows 10 , Windows Vista and others), among many other platforms, allow the operation of MySQL .
It is important to mention that, as a relational database administrator, MySQL It offers flexibility and speed, since the data is stored in separate tables that are related to each other, and not in a single large file. It is estimated that there are more than 6 millions of copies of MySQL which are currently in operation, which demonstrates the enormous popularity of this system .