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MySQL is a relational database management system which has more than 6 million installations. The program runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.  The project's source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements. MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. On April 20th, 2009 Oracle Corp., which develops and sells the proprietary Oracle database, announced a deal to acquire Sun Microsystems

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Current version available: MySQL


  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  Yes
  • Linux   Yes  

Does NUI, Galway have a site licence for MySQL software?

MySQL is available free to download from

How can I get MySQL software for my computer?

  • MySQL is available in the Departmental PC Suites.  
  • Students     
    MySQL is available free to download from 
  • Staff 
    MySQL is available free to download from 

Can I install MySQL software on my home computer?

MySQL is available free to download from 

Where can I get technical support about MySQL?

Technical support is available from