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Sql vs Mysql

In today’s world where we are surrounded by a large amount of data handling and maintaining this amount of data is a task well its easier with a lot of database technologies around us by making use of powerful languages like sql and other flavors of sql as well.

In this article we are going to have a quick comparison between sql and my sql and see what it has to offer to us . so without further ado lets jump right in.

What is sql?

Sql(standard query language) is a standard language for accessing and manipulating databases.
The goal of sql is to have a querying language which is powerful, simple and efficient at the same time. An advantage of sql is that it stores data in a very structured way, accessed easily and can be worked on efficiently.

What is mysql?

Mysql database stands for “mysql or my sequel”. It was the first open source database in the world. It is an RDBMS which keeps data in the database organized. My sql database is used alongside PHP and Apache web server to create a powerful package. Mysql database system consists of a wide range of database that can store lots of type of data. Mysql is one of the most popular database software out there today.
Mysql provides a multi-user access to database. Mysql uses sql to query databases and work with it at the same time. It is used by a wide range of companies.

Sql vs Mysql

Meaning: Sql stands for structured query language. It is used in managing relational databases(RDBMS). Mysql is an RDBMS which uses SQL to perform operations such as storing, retrieval modification of a database.

Complexity: Sql needs to be learnt and worked on and practiced to make sure it can be used effectively. Mysql is readily available software which can be downloaded and installed.

Type: Sql is fine language which is used for querying a database, on the other hand mysql is an entire database software or a platform which uses sql to query the database.

Purpose: Sql is the language used to query and operate on a database system. Mysql is the tool which allows sql to perform operations such such as data handling, data storage, modifications and deletion operations and much more.

Usage: Thee are various techniques which Sql uses, there are multiple code segments, code snippets, multiple commands a used in various RDBMS systems including mysql. Mysql is used as an RDBMS database which ensures languages such as sql can run on top of it.

Updates: Sql is a fixed language, commands and the codes remain the same mostly. Mysql being a software, gets frequent updates based on the changes.


Sql has been a major player throughout the world of IT, it is very vital to in most applications.

Mysql brings about a software which pretty much makes the best possible way to store, structure data into a database and to work with it later on.

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