What is mysql?
MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database. It is most noted for its quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use.
What’s in it for me?
MySQL is highly scalable, very fast and fairly easy to use. You can manage all your enterprise data by running the MySQL server comfortably on the computer systems alongside your current work environment. If you dedicate a complete system to MySQL, you can optimize it to make use of the memory, CPU power and I/O capacity available. A large amount of MySQL software is available and the software is also backed a large community of experts and power users.
What is mysqlPlug-in software?
The plug-in API is one of the new features in the upcoming release of the MySQL database server, MySQL 5.1 (which is currently a release candidate). In essence, the MySQL plugin API provides a generic extension point to the MySQL server. It allows users to load a shared library in order to add new functionality to the server. Plug-ins can be loaded and unloaded using the MySQL specific INSTALL PLUGIN and UNINSTALL PLUGIN syntax respectively. A key feature is that this process is completely dynamic - the server need not be re-compiled and need not be stopped in order to benefit from the functionality of a new plugin. Hence, new functionality can be added without suffering any downtime.
The MySQL Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g/11g Grid Control and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control can help you monitor both your MySQL and Oracle databases with one solution. These plug-ins were developed by Pythian and, although we retain all rights to the intellectual property, we make them available to DBAs, at no cost, including ongoing updates.