CHAPTER 25Introducing MySQL

Believe it or not, the MySQL relational database server was born out of an internal company project spearheaded by employees of the Sweden-based TcX DataKonsult AB (AB is an abbreviation for Aktiebolag, which is the Swedish term for corporation). Their project, dubbed MySQL, was first released to the general public at the end of 1996. The software proved so popular that in 2001 they founded a company based entirely around MySQL-specific service and product offerings, calling it MySQL AB. Profitable since its inception, MySQL AB has since grown by leaps and bounds, establishing offices in several countries, attracting substantial venture capital funding, and announcing numerous high-profile partnerships with an array ...

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