What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Oracle-backed open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL), which is used for adding, removing, and modifying information in the database. It allows you to manage relational databases, you can also tweak its source code to suit your large scale needs. It is written in C and C++. It's SQL parser is written most with Yacc, but it uses a homemade lexical analyzer. MySQL is supported by so many platforms. 

The most common use for MySQL is for the purpose of a Web-based database. It can be used to store any type of data from a single record of information to an entire repository or inventory of available products and services for an online shopping store.

MySQL is free and open-source software. The MySQL name is a conjunction of two names which are "My", - name of the co-founder - Michael Widenius's daughter, and "SQL", the abbreviation or short form of Structured Query Language. 

MySQL is one of the most popular Relational database management systems. Every single data in a MySQL database is stored with tables, that's why it's called a relational database. It enables cost-effective delivery of reliable, high performing and scalable web-based and even embedded database applications.

MySQL has received many positive reviews over the years, and the reviewers has found out that it performs absolutely well in the medium case" and that also the developer interfaces are there for support, and importantly the documentation (not to mention the many feedbacks in the real world through Web sites, forums, communities, and the likes) is extremely, very good. It has also been proved and also tested to be a super-fast, stable and actually true multiple users, multiple threaded SQL database server. 

MySQL is a component of the LAMP application software which is the abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python. MySQL is robust and flexible. It used by lots of database-driven web applications such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB, etc. MySQL is also used by many popular web servers and websites, such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

Together with a scripting language such as PHP, Javascript or Perl, it is very possible to create websites and web applications which will interact and communicate in real-time with a MySQL database to quickly and efficiently display grouped, categorized and searchable information and data to the website user.

Features of MySQL: 

1. Integrated

2. Transaction safe

3. ACID-compliant (Atomic, consistent, isolation, durability)

4. Full-commit

5. Rollback features

6. Crash Recovery

7. Row-level Locking

8. Self-healing replication clusters.

9. Online Schema Change

10. Performance Schema for monitoring user and application-level performance

11. Fast key-value operations

12. SQL and No-SQL Access for writing complex queries 

13. Platform Independence 

14. Big Data Interoperability

15. Optimization

16. Updatable Views

17. Information Schema

18. Query Caching

19. Built-in replication support ( Asynchronous, Semi Synchronous, Virtual Synchronous)

20. SSL Support

21. Transactions with savepoints when using it's default and internal storage engine

22. Embedded database library

23. Unicode Support

24. Partitioned tables 

23. Multiple storage engines

24. Commit grouping

25. Native storage engine

26. Cursors

27. Triggers

28. Performance Schema

Advantages of MySQL: 

1.  The MySQL Software Operation is Flexible.

2.  Free and Easy Access Open Source.

3.  Complete Workflow Control.

4.  On-Demand Scalability.

5.  Data Security.

6.  Reduced Total Cost of Ownership.

7.  Available under a variety of proprietary licenses.

8.  Highly Performant and Scalable.

9.  It gives you the ability to develop and deploy on multiple operating systems.

10. It is easy to use and understand.  

Platform Support for MySQL:

1. AIX

2. BSDi

3. FreeBSD

4. HP-UX

5. eComStation

6. i5/OS

7. IRIX

8. Linux

9. macOS

10. Microsoft Windows

11. NetBSD

12. Novell Netware

13.OpenBSD

14. OpenSolaris

15. OS/2 Wrap

16. QNX

17. Oracle Solaris

18. Symbian

19. SunOS

20. SCO OpenServer

21. SCQ Unixware

22. Sanos

23. Tru64

MySQL as a Service

Some cloud-enabling platforms provide MySQL as a service. In this type of configuration, application owners do not have to install and also maintain the MySQL database by themselves. Instead, the database service provider takes full responsibility, control for installing and maintaining the MySQL database. Then the application owners will have to pay for the service according to how much database resources they use. Popular cloud-based MySQL services include:

 1. Amazon Relational Database Service

 2. Oracle MySQL Cloud Service

 3. Azure Database for MySQL

 4. Rackspace

 5. HP Converged Cloud

 6. Heroku

 7. Jelastic

 8. Scale Grid for MySQL 

Graphical User Interfaces for MySQL

A graphical user interface (GUI) is a sort of interface that allows users to visually interact with electronics or even computer programs through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation. GUIs are simpler to understand and learn than the CLI (Command-line interfaces) which always requires commands and instructions to be typed on a terminal with the keyboard. 

Third-party proprietary and absolutely free applications ( or User Interfaces/Front-ends) that integrate with MySQL and enables users to work easily with database structure and data pysicall/visually are very much available for users. Some of these popular interfaces include:

  1. MySQL Workbench

  2. Cluster Control

  3. DBeaver

  4. Adminer

  5. Database Workbench

  6. LibreOffice Base

  7. DBEdit

  8. HeldiSQL

  9. Navicat

 10. OpenOfiice.org

 11. phpMyAdmin

 12. Sequel Pro

 13. SQLyog

 14. SQLBuddy

 15. Toad for MySQL

 16. Webmin

 In the Full Course, you will learn everything you need to know about MySQL with Diploma Certificate to showcase your knowledge.

MySQL Course Outline: 

1. MySQL - Introduction

2. MySQL - Installation

3. MySQL - Administration

4. MySQL - PHP Syntax

5. MySQL - Connection

6. MySQL - Create Database

7. MySQL - Drop Database

8. MySQL - Select Database

9. MySQL - Data Types

10. MySQL - Create Tables

11. MySQL - Drop Tables

12. MySQL - Insert Query

13. MySQL - Select Query

14. MySQL - Where Clause

15. MySQL - Update Query

16. MySQL - Delete Query

17. MySQL - Like Clause

18. MySQL - Sorting Results

19. MySQL - Using Join

20. MySQL - NULL Values

21. MySQL - Regexps

22. MySQL - Transactions

23. MySQL - Alter Command

24. MySQL - Indexes

25. MySQL - Temporary Tables

26. MySQL - Clone Tables

27. MySQL - Database Info

28. MySQL - Using Sequences

29. MySQL - Handling Duplicates

30. MySQL - SQL Injection 

31. MySQL - Database Export 

32. MySQL - Database Import 

33. MySQL Exams and Certification


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