A database is a structured collection of data. It may be anything from a simple shopping list to a picture gallery or a place to hold the vast amounts of information in a corporate network. In particular, a relational database is a digital store collecting data and organizing it according to the relational model. In this model, tables consist of rows and columns, and relationships between data elements all follow a strict logical structure.
MySQL is integral to many of the most popular software stacks for building and maintaining everything from customer-facing web applications to powerful, data-driven B2B services.
MySQL is a popular, time-tested, but also modern and fully-featured relational database management software. We use it for mission-critical enterprise data storage, processing, as a backend to major customer-facing applications, and as part of powerful, established web software stacks.