Licensing of MySQL
MySQL is available under two licensing schemes. They are:
1. General Public License (GPL): Applies to developers who use, and/or distribute open source software under the GPL.
2. Commercial License: Applies to developers who only use MySQL to develop their own executables and not the source code.
- A database stores data in a structured format. A Database Management System is responsible to store, access, and delete data from a database.
- MySQL is an open source RDBMS. It was developed and distributed by MySQL AB, which is now owned by Oracle.
- There are many commercial Relational Database Management Systems available, such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and Sybase that support most of the data management features.
- MySQL works on different operating systems, such as Mac OS X, Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
- Unlike in traditional Database Management Systems that are proprietary, in open source software, you can modify the source code to customize the features.
- PHP is a scripting language that enables interaction with a database. You can use PHP and MySQL to store and manage data on the web.
- In order to run a PHP script, you will need to install a web server, PHP and MySQL.
- Open-source software licenses allow you to read, access, change, and reuse the source code of a software product.
- MySQL is available under General Public License and Commercial License.
Benefits of Integration
- Easy to use for your customer
- Zero maintenance for MySQL database
- Simplifies your support
- More cost effective licensing model (“Embedded Software License”)