MySQL is a widely spread, multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database, developed by Oracle.
Arch Linux favors MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, aiming for drop-in compatibility. Oracle's MySQL was dropped to the AUR: AUR. Another fork aiming to be fully compatible is Percona Server, available as .
- phpMyAdmin — MySQL web interface, written in PHP.
- MySQL Workbench — Unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs. Developed by Oracle and not guaranteed to work with MariaDB.
For tools supporting multiple DBMSs, see List of applications/Documents#Database tools.