SQL (pronounced "ess-que-el") stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is used to communicate with a database. According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute), it is the standard language for relational database management systems. SQL statements are used to perform tasks such as update data on a database, or retrieve data from a database. Some common relational database management systems that use SQL are: Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, Ingres, etc. Although most database systems use SQL, most of them also have their own additional proprietary extensions that are usually only used on their system. However, the standard SQL commands such as "Select", "Insert", "Update", "Delete", "Create", and "Drop" can be used to accomplish almost everything that one needs to do with a database.
Is SQL a software?
SQL are used by many databases that support the use of SQL to access their data: e.g. SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. In other words, MySQL is the brand of database software, SQL is the software that queries the data.
What is SQL Server
SQL Server is Microsoft's relational database management system (RDBMS). It is a full-featured database primarily designed to compete against competitors Oracle Database (DB) and MySQL. Like all major RBDMS, SQL Server supports ANSI SQL, the standard SQL language.
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What is mysql
MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL). MySQL is one of the the world's most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more.
Oracle drives MySQL innovation, delivering new capabilities to power next generation web, cloud, mobile and embedded applications.
MySQL Community Edition is the freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database.
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