The new plugin database is now live at Moodle.org and ready to be seeded by the developers of the various plugins, addons, grade reports, themes and other 3rd party tools that give Moodle a host of additional capabilities and user experience improvements.
Python-PostgreSQL Database Adapter ( read more )
Framework and utilities to upgrade and maintain databases ( read more )
The result of mysqldump is a flat text file containing the sql commands used to restore the mysql databases/tables that were dumped. Normally the result of mysqldump is compressed (in regular backups) because the size of the resulted file is normally big and good compression rates are achieved on such text files.