"The world's most popular open source database"

Announcement / Release
May 23, 1995
Birth Place
Uppsala, Sweden


MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. 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. For proprietary use, several paid editions are available, and offer additional functionality.

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