MySQL was created by a Swedish company, MySQL AB, founded by David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael "Monty" Widenius. Original development of MySQL by Widenius and Axmark began in 1994. The first version of MySQL appeared on 23 May 1995. Its name is a combination of "My", the name of co-founder Michael Widenius's daughter,and "SQL", the abbreviation for Structured Query Language.
· 23 May 1995 - First internal release
· Year 1996 - Version 3
o Simple CRUD operations
o January 1997 Windows version was released on 8 January 1998 for Windows 95 and NT
o production release 1998, from www.mysql.com
· Year 2002 - Version 4
o prepared statements
· Year 2005 - Version 5.0
o cursors, stored procedures, triggers, views,
o Federated Storage Engine
o Event scheduler, partitioning, plugin API, row-based replication, server log tables
o Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems on 27 January 2010.
o The default storage engine is InnoDB, which supports transactions and referential integrity constraints.
o Amazon RDS Cloud was first released on October 2009, supporting MySQL databases.
· Year 2013 - Version 5.6
o Query optimizer, higher transactional throughput in InnoDB,
o improvements to partitioning for querying and managing very large tables,
o TIMESTAMP column type that correctly stores milliseconds, improvements to replication, and better performance monitoring by expanding the data available through the PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA.
o The InnoDB storage engine also included support for full-text search and improved group commit performance.
· Year 2015- Version 5.7
o MySQL supports a native JSON data type.
· Year 2018 -MySQL Server 8.0
o Including NoSQL Document Store
o Atomic and crash safe DDL sentences.
o Window Function and CTE.
o March 2018 Azure MYSQL DB.
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