MySQL is the most popular open-source relational database management system. MySQL is an important part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), a widely used open-source technology stack for web development.


  • Open-source
  • Cross-platform
  • Very good performance
  • Manages memory very well and occupies low disk space
  • Multiple GUI tools to choose from
  • It can be installed from source code, allowing extra customization


  • MySQL doesn’t provide good debugging tools
  • Doesn’t ship with a GUI tool


  • Multilayered design with independent modules
  • Fully multi-threaded using Kernel Threads
  • Provides Transactional and Non-transactional storage engines

GUI Tools

  • MySQL Workbench
  • phpMyAdmin
  • HeidiSQL
  • Navicat
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