The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/mi: S Q L/ The most popular open source
relational database management system. MySQL is developed,
distributed, and supported by MySQL AB.
MySQL was named after co-founder Monty Widenius's daughter,
My. It was originally written as a backwards compatible
replacement for mSQL. It is written in C, C++ and
yacc. It has become popular for use in web applications.
MySQL supports a broad subset of ANSI SQL 99 and features
views, stored procedures, triggers, cursors,
replication, internationalisation and localisation,
partitioning, ACID transactions. MySQL can be embedded in
other systems or run on a cluster for fault tolerance. A
commercial version, MySQL Enterprise is available.
Latest version: 6.0, as of 2009-05-11.
MySQL Home (http://mysql.com/).