MySQLdb is a third-party driver that provides
MySQL support for Python, compliant with the Python DB API version
2.0. It can be found at
The new MySQL Connector/Python component provides an interface to the same Python API, and is built into the MySQL Server and supported by Oracle. See Section 22.6, “MySQL Connector/Python” for details on the Connector, as well as coding guidelines for Python applications and sample Python code.