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My Structured Query Language

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What does MYSQL mean?

MySQL is an open source relational database management system that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It is named after co-founder Michael Widenius' daughter, My. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language. The MySQL development project has made its source code available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements. MySQL was owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now owned by Oracle Corporation. MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack. LAMP is an acronym for "Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python." Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL. For commercial use, several paid editions are available, and offer additional functionality. Applications which use MySQL databases include: TYPO3, MODx, Joomla, WordPress, phpBB, MyBB, Drupal and other software. MySQL is also used in many high-profile, large-scale websites, including Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.

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  • Bealem Alene
    Bealem Alene
    it is noe clear
    LikeReplyReport4 years ago
  • Pyae Phyoe Maung
    Pyae Phyoe Maung
    so, what's the complete name of co-founder? can anybody explain me pls..
    LikeReplyReport6 years ago
  • Fatu Salim
    Fatu Salim
    I was only too glad to help me!
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
  • Loshiye Sindiyo
    Loshiye Sindiyo
    Well what is the My stand for?
    LikeReplyReport8 years ago
    • Modern Muhereza
      Modern Muhereza
      MY was a name of of the cofounders daughter of this program... thats why it was named MY THX
      LikeReplyReport7 years ago
    • Comr Sulayman S. Musa
      Comr Sulayman S. Musa
      Modern Mulla Muhereza dats wat am looking for
      LikeReplyReport 24 years ago
  • Petr Antoni
    Petr Antoni
    I know SQL stands for Structured Query Language. What about the My?
    LikeReplyReport8 years ago

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