MySQL is a database managament system (Database Managemen System, DBMS) for relational databases. So, MySQL is simply an application that allows you to manage files called databases. There are many types of databases, from a simple file up to relational systems oriented to objects. MySQL, as relational databases, uses multiple charts to store and organize information. MySQL was written in C and C++ and is notable for its adaptation to different environments of development, allowing its interaction with the most widely used programming language such as PHP, Perl and Java, and its integration to different operative systems.
The condition of open source of MySQL is also very remarkable, which makes its use free and can be modified freely, being able to download its source code. This has lead to a very positive effect on their development and continous updating, to make MySQL one of the most utilized tools used by programmers oriented to Internet.