Some Features of MySQL

  • Scalability: Can support large databases. Some data stats: 50 million records, 60,000 tables of 5 billion rows. Thatswhy, Yahoo, Google, and other industry giants use it.
  • Portability: Supported on many OS and different architectures: PCs to mainframes
  • Connectivity: Fully networked. Supports TCP/IP & Unix Sockets, Named Pipes. Access from any where. Multi-user. APIs available for many host languages like C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP
  • Speed: Benchmark proved it is as fast or faster than many commercially available RDBMS
  • Ease of Use: Simple to install, implement, and optimize
  • Open Source: Global audience participating in review, testing, & development of code