MySQL is a fast, easy-to-use, and flexible RDBMS. As the central component of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) web service model, it sports a number of connectors, including Python, PHP and C++ for development needs. Pricing is based on underlying disk usage. CPU & I/O resources scale with the underlying disk usage. IBM Compose for MySQL makes MySQL even better by managing it for you. Features include auto-scaling deployments, high availability, and automated no-stop backups.