First of all, one should know that MySQL is open-source relational database. MySQL is written in C and C++. The base was developed by the Swedish company in 1995. One of the main pluses of such type databases is that they are cross-platform. They may be launched on OS MAC, Linux, and Windows.
Performing web application testing, the specialists may work with various database management systems among which there are Oracle, DB2, Microsoft Access, and many others. But, rather often, software testing company faces exactly MySQL and all because of the range of advantages which this system possesses.
What Are the Main MySQL Pluses?
- MySQL may support various database engines while other system types do not maintain such function.
- In comparison with other relational bases, MySQL is characterized by high performance.
- Economically, MySQL is a rather effective base. It is much cheaper than some other bases of relational type. Besides, the license price for the commercial version is also not so high.
- MySQL is a cross-platform base.
Earlier, the default type of the data storing in MySQL was MyISAM which was very easy to use and notable for high performance. Nowadays it is used InnoDB (version 5.5) which supports the external keys for the referential integrity.
Software testing, web application testing, mobile testing, desktop application checking, e-commerce product testing is impossible to conduct really qualitatively without applying special systems and tools.