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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in One Hour a Day, Fifth Edition by Arie D. Jones, Ron Plew, Ryan Stephens

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LESSON 28Using MySQL on a UNIX-based System

MySQL is a multiuser, multithreaded SQL database client/server implementation. MySQL consists of a server daemon, a terminal monitor client program, and several client programs and libraries. The main goals of MySQL are speed, robustness, and ease of use. MySQL was originally designed to provide faster access to very large databases. Throughout this book, you have been using MySQL for hands-on exercises whenever possible. Most likely, you are using a Windows-based system. This lesson emphasizes the MySQL installation on a UNIX-based system. By the end of this lesson, you should understand

• How MySQL is related to other implementations of SQL

• How to install and set up a MySQL database for use on ...

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