Expertises: MySQL Development
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Many major companies use MySQL, including Google, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and more. So why are so many companies building MySQL solutions? Let's review its strengths.
MySQL Is Readily Available
MySQL is part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python). In fact, it's very hard to find a Linux hosting company that doesn't offer MySQL as part of their base package. And since MySQL is included at no additional charge, it's friendly on your wallet. It's a great choice for many web projects.
MySQL Is Fast
Speed is one of the defining characteristics of MySQL. It may not have all the bells and whistles of SQL Server or Oracle, but for most applications it has all the features needed. And since it's not bloated, it is very fast. For very large sites with millions of visitors, MySQL is a great option. Did I mention it was free?
MySQL Is Secure
Because MySQL is open source everyone can see and improve the source code. This transparency has led to database management system that is highly secure, and stable. While other companies have hundreds, maybe thousands of engineers working on their database product, MySQL has hundreds of thousands.
MySQL Is User Friendly
MySQL is sort of the Google of database management systems. It's very easy to use, especially when used in conjunction with phpMyAdmin. It's streamlined interface makes most database chores effortless. It really is a refreshing change for most MySQL programmers.