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General Information

Short Description: MySQL is a popular open source database.

Long Description:  MySQL is a popular open source database. It is widely used in the academic community.  There are interfaces to it for a variety of languages including PHP (for Web applications), Perl, Python, and Java. 

Category: Database

Installation Information

Version:  5.5      Version Date:  October, 2017

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License Information

Number of Licenses:  Licensed for use on the Linux Cluster.

Type of License:  GNU

Installed Sites: Linux Cluster.

Installed Platforms: Linux

Vendor/Developer:  MySQL AB

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Usage Information

To use first load the mysql module by typing:

    module load mysql

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This will connect you to the mysql server without having to specify -h in the mysql command.

 There are many books written about MySQL that are available for purchase in bookstores. MySQL manuals are available from