MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).  Where SQL is one of the most popular languages for adding, accessing and managing content in a database.

This application is used for many purposes like data warehousing, e-commerce application and logging applications. MySQL is most commonly used for the purpose of web database.

 

Why we use MySQL

MySQL is the best platform for web development, and it is the default database for web-based applications. The data in it is highly secured and performance of it is very high. It has Comprehensive Transactional Support and Complete Workflow Control. It is highly flexible to use and has the flexibility of open source.

It is a de-facto standard database system for web sites with huge volumes of both data and end-users.  It can be scaled down to support embedded database applications.