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MySQL is a Relational Database Management System which is competes with help of Oracle DB and Microsoft’s SQL Server. MySQL is sponsored by the Swedish company MySQL AB and it is owned by Oracle Corp. MySQL source code is freely available because it was originally developed as freeware and it is written in C and C++ and is compatible with all major operating systems. MySQL runs on virtually all operating system platforms likes Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Although it can be used in a wide range of applications, MySQL is most often associated with web based applications and online publishing and is an important component of an open source enterprise stack called LAMP. LAMP is a Web development platform that uses Linux as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the relational database management system and PHP as the object oriented scripting language. MySQL is very popular for Web hosting applications because of its Web optimized features like HTML data types. MySQL runs the back end databases of some famous websites, including Wikipedia, Google and Facebook.