What is MySQL?

MySQL is a popular and widely used open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to manage and manipulate data stored in databases.

It was created in the mid-1990s by a company called MySQL AB, which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems, and then by Oracle Corporation.

MySQL is a client-server system that consists of a server daemon (mysqld) that manages the database, and a client program (mysql) that is used to interact with the server. The server uses a variety of storage engines to store and manage data, including the InnoDB, MyISAM, and Memory storage engines.

MySQL is known for its high performance, reliability, and ease of use, and it is often used in web applications, data warehousing, and other applications where fast and efficient data management is important.

It is also compatible with many programming languages, including Perl and can be used on multiple operating systems.

MySQL's original developers "forked" MySQL into MariaDB when MySQL was acquired by Oracle Corporation.

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