is aPure Perl client interface for the MySQL database. This module implements network protool between server and client of MySQL, thus you don't need external MySQL client library like libmysqlclient for this module to work. It means this module enables you to connect to MySQL server from some operation systems which MySQL is not ported. How nifty!

This gets even more interesting when you think about combining it with PAR. I wonder if the driver can handle secure connections.