What is MySQL?
Overview

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

Sample customers

Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.

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MySQL Pricing

MySQL Community Edition - The open source downloadable option.  Free

MySQL Standard Edition - Unlimited Oracle support, knowledge base, maintenance, MySQL Database server, connectors, replication, Workbench, and certifications with Linux, VM, and Solaris.  $2000

MySQL Enterprise Edition - All of the above plus MySQL partitioning, MySQL Enterprise monitor, backup, security, audit, scalability, high-availability, and additional certifications to include GoldenGate, Integrator, Fusion Middleware, Secure Backup, and Audit Vault and Database Firewall.  $5000

MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition - All of the above plus additional storage engine, and MySQL Cluster Manager which includes configuration and provisioning, automatic scaling, and management and monitoring.  $1000

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