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MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that has more than 6 million installations. MySQL stands for "My Structured Query Language".
The program runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. MySQL is officially pronounced /maɪˌɛskjuːˈɛl/ (My S-Q-L), but often
pronounced /maɪˌsiː'kwɛl/ (My SEQuel).
The project has made its source code available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.
MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems. As of 2009
Oracle Corporation began the process of acquiring Sun Microsystems.
MySQL is often used in free software projects that require a full-featured database management system, such as WordPress, phpBB and other software built on the LAMP software
stack. It is also used in very high-scale World Wide Web products including Wikipedia, Google and Facebook