WebDevelopersNotes logo

home-icon Home / Events on 23 May / MySQL released

MySQL released

First version of MySQL released

23 May, 1995

The first version of MySQL, the popular RDBMS, was released by Swedish company MySQL AB on 23rd May 1995.

Created by Allan Larsson and Michael “Monty” Widenius and originally intended for personal use, MySQL came from mSQL. The developers basically created a new SQL interface and retained the mSQL API which lead others to use the database applications instead of its proprietary predecessor.

MySQL’s name comes from “My”, the name of daughter of Michael Widenius, and “SQL”.

As of now, MySQL runs on all popular operating systems and powers some of the best-known web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and more. In March of 2014, MySQL became the second most widely used RDBMS in the world.

Your comments
Star icon IMPORTANT Have a question / problem? Click here to ask an expert.

Sponsored Links


How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]


Before he gave this world his seminal electronic/digital product designs, Sir Jonathan Ive, the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, had designed an array of diverse products such as toothbrushes, toilets, bidets, sinks etc. [more...]

We use cookies to give you the best possible website experience. By using WebDevelopersNotes.com, you agree to our Privacy Policy