MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is arguably the most widely
used server for the popular querying language SQL. It was developed by Micheal Widenius.
Essentially what MySQL does is establish a database and then functions under a client-server interaction.
A programmer/analyst can type in commands to the database, most formally known as “statements” that
will do something to call the data in full or in the specifically chosen parts, and it will appear on the
Being a server-based service, it does cost quite a bit to host the data if you are a company,
but some functionalities are available for free, with varying degrees of limitations.