Enterprise-Class Open Source Software
For over ten years, the MySQL database server has been the heart of data-driven applications that serve a growing and intensely demanding customer base.
The “M” in the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python), MySQL has been battle-tested by heavy transaction processing applications, terabyte-sized data warehouses, as well as high-traffic Web sites, and found to be the proven leader in open source database technology. No other open source database comes close to the popularity of the MySQL database, with over 10 million production installations existing worldwide and more than 50,000 downloads occurring daily on the MySQL web site. Indeed a recent Wall Street Journal study (December 2005) found the MySQL database behind only the Mozilla Firefox Browser in terms of overall open source software downloads (70 million total).
Having proven itself in the bleeding-edge world of technology start-ups, Web 2.0 and other such rapidly-advancing companies, MySQL is now gaining wide acceptance in enterprises that have traditionally only used proprietary database software to handle their information management needs.