The open-source database boasts more than 11 million active installations worldwide. Because of its popularity, MySQL is a good choice for the enterprise. MySQL is prevalent across many industries. Vendors want their development tools and application frameworks to be compatible with MySQL because, 'everyone is using it'. Chose your stack WAMP, MAMP, MEAN and LAMP they all have an M that stands for MySQL.
MySQL is easier to learn and to use, compared to other databases. You don't have to spend as much time and money either on training. It runs fast. It Is well supported. It Is Flexible and Scalable
You can configure MySQL to run tiny embedded applications using a footprint no larger than one megabyte, or scale it up to handle many terabytes of data.