What is MySQL

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system, which is a structured collection of data. MySQL works on a client-server basis. It’s written in C and C++ programming languages.




The DBMS is easily customizable to individual needs and features of a particular site. There are many additional extensions or plugins for it, it’s easily installed on hostings.


My SQL runs on operating systems of the Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris. The DBMS also has API for C and C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, and others.

Free access and open source

MySQL is completely free open-source software that anyone can use.

Choice of engines

MySQL has two types of engines (a software module with which the DBMS creates, reads, and updates data in the database): transactional and non-transactional. MySQL supports 8 engines in total.

High safety

MySQL has built-in security tools that support the management of users and their privileges.

MySQL Alternatives



What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS), the most advanced open-source database management system in the world.

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What is Clickhouse?

ClickHouse is an open-source columnar relational DBMS from Yandex for fast processing of analytical SQL queries on structured big data in real time.

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