The MySQL database server is the world's most popular open source database. Its architecture makes it extremely fast and easy to customize. Extensive reuse of code within the software and a minimalistic approach to producing functionally-rich features has resulted in a database management system unmatched in speed, compactness, stability, scalability, and ease of deployment.
MySQL Database Hosting packages are required for those who use MySQL, a heavy-duty database server. Third-party proprietary and free graphical administration applications (or "front ends") are available that integrate with MySQL and enable users to work with database structure and data visually. Some well-known front ends are PHPMyAdmin, MySQL workbench, Database workbench, Adminer, LibreOffice Base, Openoffice.org, SQLBuddy, Webmin etc.
Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations including Facebook, Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent, and Zappos rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems, and packaged software.