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Why migrate to MySQL

Migrating to MySQL Environment

Lesson 1: What is MySQL?

MySQL is an open Source Relational Database Management System, which utilizes Structured Query Language, SQL. MySQL has been in the market for over 20 years. In April 2009 it was acquired by Oracle Corporation.

The current editions available of the product are:

  • MySQL Community edition, free
  • MySQL Standard edition, $2000
  • MySQL Enterprise edition, $5000
  • MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition, $10,000

Some characteristics that make MySQL popular:

  • It accommodates every skill of database experts
  • MySQL rapidly increased its ability to scale
  • Unlike other free databases, MySQL is dynamic and has recognizable relation database features, which enhance its functionality.
  • MySQL contains numerous similarities to various systems in the database application community.
  • It is capable of running adequately both on a laptop and a desktop
  • MySQL Server undergoes regular development, so it can accommodate essential functions
  • It comes with powerful security, connectivity and speed, factors that enhance its performance when it comes to gaining internet access