A True Multiuser, Multithreaded SQL Database Server
SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a
client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon (mysqld)
and many different client programs and libraries.
The main goals of MySQL are speed, robustness, and ease of use. MySQL
was originally developed because the developers at TcX needed an SQL
server that could handle very large databases an order of magnitude
faster than what any database vendor could offer them. They have now
been using MySQL since 1996 in an environment with more than 40
databases containing 10,000 tables, of which more than 500 have more
than 7 million rows. This is about 100 gigabytes of mission-critical
The base upon which MySQL is built is a set of routines that have been
used in a highly demanding production environment for many years. While
MySQL is still in development, it already offers a rich and highly
useful function set.
The official way to pronounce MySQL is "My Ess Que Ell" (Not
This package only contains the server-side programs.
Michael Widenius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Axmark <email@example.com>