MySQL

An relational database management system based on SQL, associated with web-based applications and online publishing, runs on Linux, UNIX, Windows and other platforms.

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First released 1995
Developed by Two Swedes and a Finn: David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael "Monty" Widenius
Latest stable version MySQL 5
Open-source Yes
Used by Google, Facebook, LinkedIn

Interesting facts

MySQL is the world’s most popular and widely used open-source relational database. The name MySQL owes its name to Monty’s daughter My. Indeed Michael, often called Monty, has a habit of naming his projects after his children: MariaDB was named after his youngest daughter and MaxDB was named after his son Max.

 
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