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MySQL is one of the most popular RDMS. It is based on SQL(Structured Query Language) where records are saved in the form of tables. It was created by MySQL AB a Swedish company. After that, it was acquired by Sun Microsystems, and later on, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. Now at present, it’s managed by Oracle Corporation.

Here we will be discussing some topics that will guide you about MySQL very easily.

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What is MySQL?

What is MySQL

MySQL is a client-server model which means that the database typically runs on a server and it leads to the fact that MySQL needs a server usually. You run it on the server and the data is accessed over the network part clients and workstations.

  • MySQL uses the structured query language or SQL to define, update and query the database.
  • SQL is used on a visually all major Relational Database Management System.
  • On many platforms and in many applications you can see that SQL is widely used, even Oracle languages are SQL itself.
  • It is used by Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • MySQL was initially released on 23 May 1995.

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What are the features of MySQL?

There are various features of MySQL. Some of them are:

  • It is based on SQL.
  • It is open source and freely available.
  • User-friendly and compatible with PHP, which means you can easily connect with PHP and create a website and share which can be connected easily and manipulate databases. For example, using XAMPP you can install PHP and MySQL.Create a new database in MySQL and connect both of them using PHP my admin.
  • It is based on client-server architecture.
  • It’s very secure and flexible as it’s one of the most secure database systems.
  • It is scalable and supports large databases, for example, you can create 50 million rows or more in a table, the default file size limit for a table is 4GB and it can be increased according to the requirements.
  • It is also compatible with major operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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What are the editions of MySQL?

Editions of MySQL

There are five types of MySQL editions, these are discussed below:

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition- There are several MySQL editions available to business customers to meet specific and advanced technical requirements.
  • MySQL Standard Edition- MySQL Standard Edition allows you to deliver good performance and easy Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications.
  • MySQL Classic Edition- It is the embedded database for ISVs, OEMs, and VARs developing applications. It is determined that it has the best performance and zero administration database.
  • MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition- It is a distributed database combining easier scalability and also for its availability.
  • MySQL Embedded(OEM/ISV)- Over 2000 ISVs, OEMs, and VARs calculate MySQL as their product’s database to make their operations, tackle, and appliances more competitive, bring them to request, and lower their COGs( cost of Goods sold).

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How does MySQL Works?

The database files are stored in the server program and it is dependent on the physical or virtual system. For all interactions with databases, MySQL is responsible. From most of the database management systems out there, MySQL can be used in a networked environment and has a client-server architecture. MySQL Server is the core of the MySQL database. It is available as a separate program and is responsible for looking into all the database instructions, statements, or commands.

The various workings of MySQL database with MySQL Server are as follows:

  • MySQL makes a database, that allows making any tables to store the data and also to manipulate data, and define the connection between each table.
  • Guests make requests through the GUI screen or command prompt by using specific SQL expressions on MySQL.
  • Finally, the server application will respond with the requested expressions and produce the desired result on the client side.

MySQL Workbench

  • It is a User interface for MySQL i.e a very good graphical tool that eases your work creating database tables and records and saving the records.
  • It supports MySQL server versions 5.6 and higher.

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This blog on MySQL tutorials for beginners can be helpful to anybody who wants to learn MySQL. Software developers, database administrators, and architects can take this free tutorial as a first step toward learning MySQL for their future endeavors.


There are no prerequisites for this MySQL tutorial for beginners. If you have a basic understanding of computer languages, and databases, then it is helpful and will be beneficial.

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