MySQL is a SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a client-server implementation that consists of a server daemon `mysqld' and many different client programs/libraries. The main goals of MySQL are speed and robustness. The base upon which MySQL is built is a set of routines that have been used in a highly demanding production environment for many years. While MySQL is still in development it already offers a rich and highly useful function set. The official way to pronounce 'MySQL' is 'My Ess Que Ell' (Not MY-SEQUEL). This package contains the MySQL server programs and libraries including embedded server (by PKG_OPTION).
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