What is the difference between SQL and MySQL?


SQL is a type of language that can be used to utilize your database. It is a base language for databases like MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle etc. SQL stands for Structure Query Language and it can be used to utilize the relational database management system.

This can also be used for accessing, manipulating and updating data in the database using some commands. The SQL commands are as follows −

  • UPDATE, etc.

SQL can also be used in the creation of schema as well as controlling the data access.


MySQL is a relational database management system that utilizes the SQL command. MySQL provides the tools like MySQL workbench to develop the database.

It provides multiple user access to the database. MySQL gives the data in a tabular format using SQL command.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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