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MySQL System Properties

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NameMySQL
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMS
Database modelRelational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score1357.03
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperOracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release1995
Current release, July 2016
LicenseOpen Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Database as a Service (DBaaS) Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes with proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresyes proprietary syntax
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes not for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID not for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles

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DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

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Recent citations in the news

How to create and populate a database in MySQL
26 August 2016, TechRepublic

MySQL daddy Widenius: Open-source religion won't feed MariaDB
24 August 2016, The Register

MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model
19 August 2016, TechCrunch

Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all
16 August 2016, InfoWorld

Microsoft announces preview of Azure App Service MySQL in-app
22 August 2016, MSPoweruser.com

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