MySql is an excellent database by T.C.X. DataKonsultAB as free software. It is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.
MySQL since 1996 in an environment with more than 40 databases containing 10,000 tables, of which more than 500 tables have more than 7 million rows. This is about 100 gigabytes of mission-critical data.
It is not free for re-distribution.
It requires a person with system administration knowledge for one time installation.
It provides (requires) a person with DBA knowledge to setup accounts for users.
Based on above limitations, MySql is not suitable in shrink wrapped version of LVG.
Please refer to MySql Web site.
The default character set and collation for table need to be set as utf8 and utf8_bin when table is created to integrated with utf-8, respectively.
CREATE TABLE t ( ...) DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin;