What is the difference between SQL and MySQL?

SQL and MySQL are the two most confusing terms of DBMS. Many people think that SQL and MySQL are the same things. But in reality, it is not so. In this blog, we will learn the difference between SQL and MySQL. So, let's get started with a brief introduction of these two.

What is SQL?

SQL or Structured Query Language is a language that is used by the users to communicate with the database. SQL is used to perform various operations on the database like creating a database, creating tables, inserting values in the table, deleting values from the table, updating values of the table, etc.

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What is MySQL?

MySQL is a Relational Database Management System software that is used to manage the databases in a better and easier way. It uses the SQL commands to perform various operations on the database. It is open-source software.

Now, let's look at some of the difference between SQL and MySQL.

SQL vs MySQL

  • SQL is a Structured Query Language that is used for performing various operations on the databases. But MySQL is a Relational Database Management System that uses SQL for performing all the database operations.
  • SQL is a query language but MySQL is a software-based on Relational database.
  • MySQL is a software so, you just need to know how to use it. But in the case of SQL, you need to learn that language.
  • In MySQL, there is something called MySQL Workbench that will provide you an interface that can be used to perform various database operations just by clicking some buttons. But in SQL, you have to write the query.
  • Since MySQL is a software, so it will get various updates regularly. But in SQL, the commands are always the same.

These are some of the differences between SQL and MySQL. Hope you learned something new today. That's it for this blog.

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