What Is MySQL

Quick introduction of MySQL with a list of main features.

What Is MySQL? MySQL is an open source Relational DataBase Management System (RDBMS) developed by MySQL AB, see mysql.com Website. MySQL was started with mSQL with fast low-level (ISAM) routines.

As of 2019, MySQL is the second most widely used RDBMS in the world.

Main features of MySQL (extracted from MySQL manual):

Releases of MySQL:

MySQL 8.0 - 2018
MySQL 5.7 - 2015
MySQL 5.6 - 2013
MySQL 5.5 - 2010
MySQL 5.1 - 2008
MySQL 5.0 - 2005
MySQL 4.1 - 2004
MySQL 4.0 - 2002
MySQL 3.2 - 1997
MySQL 1.0 - 1995

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

MySQL Introduction and Installation

What Is MySQL

 Downloading and Installing MySQL

 Issues during MySQL Installation

 Starting and Stopping MySQL Server

 Un-Installing MySQL

 MySQL Command Line Client Tool

 What Is MySQL Shell

 What Is MySQL Workbench

 Using MySQL Non-Install Package

 MySQL Data Directory Initialization

 Creating MySQL Windows Service

 %mysql% Variable for MySQL Server Path

 Introduction of MySQL Programs

 PHP Programs and MySQL Server

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

 Datatypes and Data Literals

 Operations and Expressions

 Character Strings and Bit Strings

 Commonly Used Functions

 Table Column Types for Different Types of Values

 Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes

 Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records

 Using SELECT to Query Database

 Window Functions for Statistical Analysis

 Use Index for Better Performance

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels

 Locks Used in MySQL

 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures

 System, User-Defined and Stored Procedure Variables

 MySQL Server Administration

 Storage Engines in MySQL Server

 InnoDB Storage Engine - Primary and Secondary Indexes

 Performance Tuning and Optimization

 Bulk Changes on Large Tables

 MySQL Server on macOS

 Installing MySQL Server on Linux

 Connection, Performance and Second Instance on Linux

 Archived Tutorials


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