MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that is widely used for managing and storing data in databases. It is a popular choice for web applications and other data-driven projects due to its scalability, flexibility, and ease of use.
MySQL is based on the Structured Query Language (SQL), which is a standard language for managing relational databases. It allows users to create, read, update, and delete data in a relational database using SQL commands. MySQL provides various features such as support for multiple storage engines, high-performance indexing, transactional processing, and robust security measures.