One of the mainstays of any website is its database, a basic point of any website development and that basically withstands all the things that the user views. MySQL 5 is one of the most used databases in the world. Being the base of contents manager systems as popular as Drupal, WordPress or phpBB.
The most popular open source database in the world
The databases managed by means of MySQL 5 offer very interesting features, being relational, multithread and multiuser databases, that work on many different platforms.
Although MySQL is basically an OpenSource project, the real owners are Sun Microsystems, that in turn are owned by Oracle. Nevertheless, the MySQL 5 core is free and can be used in any project without any problem. And both these companies, and some third party companies, offer support and encourage the use of this brilliant relational database management system (RDBMS).
Relational, multi-thread and multi-user database system management.
Furthermore, MySQL 5 has APIs that allow it to be used by applications that have been written in dozens of different programing languages such as C, C++, C##, Pascal, Delphi, Eiffel, Smalltalk, Java, Lisp, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby,Gambas, REALbasic (Mac), (x)Harbour (Eagle1), FreeBASIC, and Tcl, making MySQL 5 one of the most flexible databases around.
This database has many features that allow it to be at the same level as other professional developments that should be theoretically superior.