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MySQL is an open-source relational database management system based on the Structured Query Language (SQL). The software provides multi-user access to several databases and handles large datasets. With support for different platforms, MySQL is commonly used in websites and cloud applications due to its compatibility with various programming languages. MySQL's enterprise editions offer advanced features such as transactions processing and clustering. It is owned by Oracle Corporation after acquiring Sun Microsystems, the previous owner of MySQL AB, which developed the system.

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