1.3.2 The Main Features of MySQL

This section describes some of the important characteristics of the MySQL Database Software. See also Section 1.5, “MySQL Development History”. In most respects, the roadmap applies to all versions of MySQL. For information about features as they are introduced into MySQL on a series-specific basis, see the In a Nutshell section of the appropriate Manual:

Internals and Portability

Data Types

Statements and Functions

Security

Scalability and Limits

Connectivity

Localization

Clients and Tools