Summary: This tutorial supports you answer the question: what is MySQL? And give you the reasons why MySQL is the world’s most famous open-source database.

To learn MySQL, you first need to understand the database and SQL.

What is MySQL

MySQL is a combination of My and SQL.

MySQL is a database management system that permits you to manage relational databases. It is open-source software backed by Oracle. It means you can use MySQL without paying money. Also, if you want, you can change its source code to accommodate your needs.

Moreover, MySQL is open-source software, but if you can buy a business license from Oracle to get premium assistance.

MySQL is pretty easy to master in comparison with another database software like Oracle DB, or Microsoft SQL Server.

MySQL can run on different platforms UNIX, Linux, Windows, etc. You can install it on a server or a desktop. MySQL is safe, secure, and fast.