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Features of MySQL

MySQL is a full-featured relational database management system. It is very stable and has proven itself over time. MySQL has been in production for over 10 years.

– MySQL is a multithreaded server. Multithreaded means that every time someone establishes a connection with the server, the server program creates a thread or process to handle that client’s requests. This makes for an extremely fast server. In effect, every client who connects to a MySQL server gets his or her own thread.

– MySQL is also fully ANSI SQL92-compliant. It adheres to all the standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute.

– Another feature of MySQL is its portability, it has been ported to almost every platform. This means that you don’t have to change your main platform to take advantage of MySQL. And if you do want to switch, there is probably a MySQL port for your new platform.

– MySQL also has many different application programming interfaces (APIs). They include APIs for Perl, TCL, Python, C/C++, Java (JDBC), and ODBC.

August 20, 2011 Posted by | MySQL | | Leave a comment