MySQL Community Server

MySQL Community Server 5.0

Free
A very popular open source database, with great reliability and ease of use
3.9  (136 votes)
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The MySQL® database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use.
It provides the ultimate in scalability, sporting the capacity to handle deeply embedded applications with a footprint of only 1MB to running massive data warehouses holding terabytes of information.

A unique storage-engine architecture allows database professionals to configure the MySQL database server specifically for particular applications, with the end result being amazing performance results.

If we are hesitant to implement open source software, MySQL AB offers a unique cost and support licencing mode.

Review summary

Pros

  • Worldwide community
  • Easy to install
  • Stable and scalable
  • Lightweight
  • Freeware

Cons

  • None
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