MySQL is certainly one of the most used relational database management system. Being Open Source, it has benefited from the contribution of many and it today represents a widely used web application database, especially because it is integrated into LAMP software stack. Based on command line tools or on front-ends, this software may be used to create databases, structures, to work with data records or back-up data.
Features include cross-platform compatibility, the usual triggers and cursors, SSL and Unicode support and plenty others specific to such a tool. Recent developments have led to the creation of advanced application plug-ins, such as Excel and Visual Studio integration, the Workbench for visual designs and data modeling, ODBC and .NET Connector.