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MySQL System Properties

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NameMySQL
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Additional database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1312.61
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
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DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release1995
Current release5.7.19, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome 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 infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes infowith 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 infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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