MySQL 5.6.21 / 5.7.4 Milestone 14 Dev / 6.0.11 Alpha
Moreover, MySQL is used by numerous popular applications such as TYPO3, Joomla, WordPress abd Drupal, as well as large-scale websites like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and others.
User-friendly relational database management system
MySQL does not offer a Graphical User Interface to help you administer MySQL databases or handle the data stored within the databases.
However, you can use the provided command line tools or the MySQL front-ends, desktop or web applications capable to create and handle MySQL databases, backup data, build database structures, check status and work with data records.
Command line database management tools
You can easily download and use the official set of MySQL front-end tools, MySQL Workbench, from our website. Thanks to MySQL Workbench you can administer MySQL databases more easier and visually design database structures. Additionally you can manage the database design and modeling, Database Administration and SQL development.
What is more, MySQL also features numerous command line tools, one of which is the mysql client that represents the main interface. On top of that, MySQL users can use a wide variety of third-party tools to manage MySQL servers.
Numerous Storage Engines
MySQL also provides a pluggable storage engine architecture and support for numerous storage engines such as InnoDB, NDB (MySQL Cluster), MyISAM, Memory, Archive, Merge, CSV and more.
In addition, MySQL enables you to improve the application performance and scalability, as well as the performance and management of large database applications with the help of MySQL Replication and MySQL Partitioning.
Performance Schema is made for application and user level monitoring of resource consumption while the Information Schema allows you to access the metadata more easier. Furthermore, you can use the MySQL Connectors to build applications in various languages.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on September 24th, 2014
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- InnoDB Notes:
- The --skip-innodb option is now deprecated and its use results in a warning. It will be removed in a future MySQL release. This also applies to its synonyms (--innodb=OFF, --disable-innodb, and so forth).
- MySQL Enterprise Notes:
Application descriptionMySQL is a very popular and open source SQL database provided by MySQL AB. MySQL AB is a commercial company that build...