MySQL Database Server
The MySQL database server is the world's most widely used open source
database. Its ingenious software architecture makes it extremely fast
and easy to customize. Extensive reuse of code within the software and
a minimalistic approach to produce functionally rich features have
resulted in a database management system unmatched in speed,
compactness, stability and ease of deployment. The unique separation
of the core server from the table handler makes it possible to run
MySQL under strict transaction control or with ultrafast
transactionless disk access, whichever is most appropriate for the
- MySQL 4.0 - read all about the long awaited new version of MySQL.
- MySQL - MySQL version optimized for raw speed without transactions
- MySQL-Max - MySQL version with two table handlers (InnoDB & BDB), that provide transactions to MySQL.
MySQL is available for free under the GNU General Public Licence
(GPL). Commercial licences are sold
to users who prefer not to be restricted by the GPL terms.
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