MySQL database & Spectral Core

MySQL is one of the most popular databases on the planet. It holds the top spot, along with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. It is especially popular as a web server database, being very easy to use. MariaDB and Percona Server are compatible with MySQL, so all our solutions for MySQL work well with MariaDB and Percona.

We support MySQL directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.

MySQL was made by MySQL AB, an open-source company founded in 1995. The database is named after co-founder Michael “Monty” Widenius’s daughter, My.

MySQL AB was one of the largest open-source companies in the world with around 400 employees in 25 countries. It was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Sun itself was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010, thus MySQL today is owned by Oracle. Monty tried stopping Oracle’s ownership of MySQL (citing worries of Oracle deliberately keeping MySQL weak in order not to cannibalize Oracle database licenses), but failed. Monty then left Sun, forked MySQL into MariaDB (named after his other daughter, Maria) and continued working on MariaDB till the present day.

Worldwide success of MySQL can be attributed to its simplicity and speed when used in simple usage scenarios. As most websites need just very simple features, MySQL excels for their use case. For a long time, MySQL didn’t even support transactions, which changed with introduction of InnoDB table storage engine, a default engine starting with MySQL 5.5. Ability to use different engines per table in a single database is one of the most innovative features of MySQL. For example, you can use very fast MyISAM engine for log files, where you don’t can about transactions, and InnoDB engine for tables holding user data, purchases, documents and like.

Programmability of MySQL is pretty modest. Compared to “big players” like Oracle and SQL Server, MySQL can’t compete due to many of the advanced features missing. That’s why shops who start with MySQL tend to move to one of the more powerful databases as their demands grow. However, for large scale, there are good solutions based on MySQL, so companies who have great load find that MySQL can fill their needs well.

MySQL support in our products

All our products support MySQL database natively. No drivers are needed, you will be able to work with MySQL as soon as you run our applications.

MySQL is also known as MySQL, MyISAM, InnoDB. (related files: frm, myd, myi)

Supported versions

MySQL 3.23 MySQL 4.x MySQL 5.x

Export your MySQL database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from MySQL. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current MySQL database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Import data into your MySQL database

Have a need to import data from various sources into your MySQL database? Luckily we support many popular database formats to make this easy for you. Instead of messing with exporting from source, then working your way to somehow import data into MySQL, use our tool to copy all desired tables directly - quickly and easily.

Replicate your MySQL database

If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original MySQL database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.

Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your MySQL database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.

You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.

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Our top of the line database replication software. It efficiently replicates any supported source database to any supported target databases.

Write SQL queries for your MySQL database

When you want a stellar SQL writing experience, our Query allows you to easily and quickly write your queries. It will autocomplete as you type and allow you to instantly view your data.

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Our top of the line database query software. Easily connect to any of our many supported databases and explore it.

Document your MySQL database schema

Database diagrams only get you so far. You may want to keep HTML mini-website for your database documentation so all your developers can be in the loop and quickly locate needed information. You may need it for a client report, or to distribute your database schema as a CHM file to people who need it.

Our products even allow you to upload the documentation to your FTP server, so your website copy is always current.

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Our top of the line database documentation tool. It will document any database we currently support.