MySQL is a free, open-source database management system (DBMS for short). A DBMS is a system that manages databases and connects them to software. For example, a MySQL database can be used to run a website.
Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations including Facebook, Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent and Zappos rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software.
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