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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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27.1. Introduction

MySQL is an Open Source SQL database management system developed by MySQL AB Sweden, founded by David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael “Monty” Widenius. MySQL is developed, distributed and supported by MySQL AB. MySQL AB is a commercial company, founded by the MySQL developers. It is a second generation Open Source company that unites Open Source values and methodology with a successful business model.

MySQL Server was originally developed to handle large databases much faster than existing solutions and has been successfully used in highly demanding production environments for several years. Although under constant development, MySQL Server today offers a rich and useful set of functions. Its connectivity, speed and security ...

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