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MySQL is an open source database developed by Oracle. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more.

Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy has three options.

Premier Support

5 years, starting at GA, of Premier Support that includes MySQL maintenance releases, updates, fixes (error correction), and security alerts.

Extended Support

3 years of extra support including error correction, beyond the Premier Support period, for specific MySQL releases. Includes MySQL maintenance releases, updates, bug fixes (error correction), and security alerts.

Sustaining Support

Any time, beyond the Premier Support period. Support only. No new releases, no new fixes (no error correction for new issues), no new updates. Only pre-existing updates, fixes and alerts are available.

Community Edition

MySQL Community Edition is freely available under GPLv2 licensing. Historically, patches have been released at the same time as for the commercial offerings, but no official commitment is made that such a policy will remain.

More information is available on the MySQL website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
mysqld --version

You can submit an improvement to this page by visiting GitHub. You will need to fork the website and submit a Pull Request. A JSON version of this page is available at /api/mysql.json. See the API Documentation for more.