This week MySQL turns 25 - - - on May 23rd to be exact. Join us in celebrating 25 years of great success.
Early on MySQL became the “M” in the LAMP stack that powered the open source revolution. It became and continues to be the most popular open source database. Early this year it earned the DB-Engine award for most popular database.
The most successful applications and websites we all know and use today, such as Twitter, Facebook, Booking but also Uber, Airbnb and many more, started with MySQL, grew up with MySQL and now scale with MySQL.
Over the years it has become the database of choice for many of the most successful open source applications like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and many more.
It has always been ranked the developers’ favorite database because, as developers say, “it’s easy to use and simply just works.”
The graphic above goes over some of the main product versions MySQL has had over the years. From its first release on May 23rd 1995 to the latest MySQL 8.0, it has morphed from a pure SQL database to the dual SQL+NoSQL for what has become NoSQL + SQL = MySQL.
Today, the entire MySQL team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, our users and customers, for your continued support over the years. MySQL would not be the product it is today without your support.
Once again, THANK YOU for your support from all of us here at MySQL.
We’re raising our glass of Champagne from home since most of us are still sheltering-in-place …the cake will be for later, when we no longer live in a virtual world.
Here’s to the NEXT 25 years!