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sql vs mysql

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jVirus, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. jVirus

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    which do i use? which is more common in the workplace and where are things going? ps why the sql at the end of both. are they made by the same company?
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    OOPS wrong answer :O .

    As stated below, mySQL and SQL are tools to work with databases.

    Microsoft has SQL software such as SQL Server (which was affected by the slammer worm you may have heard of).

    MySQL is open-source free software.
     
  3. wedor

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    SQL stands for Structured Query Language.
     
  4. THoey

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    jVirus,

    Wedor is correct, Brenden kinda missed the boat. SQL, in it's most generic form stands for Structured Query Language and is used to get, modify or delete data from a database. There are different flavors of SQL, you mentioned MySQL, there is also a version of SQL for Oracle, MS SQL Server, etc. Most of these flavors follow the ANSI standard SQL to some extent.

    The first way to choose which version of SQL to use is the database itself. If your database is Oracle, you CAN use MySQL to extract data from it, but you are going to have to know how to set up the connection and what keywords Oracle's DB engine is going to allow.
     
  5. jVirus

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    Looking at web hosting companies, they offer MySQL often though I have not seen SQL offered, though I am sure it is. Does this mean MySQL is more favored, at least on the web?
     
  6. THoey

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    I don't think so. If you look at BIG business, most companies are using Oracle, MS SQL Server, Sybase... MySQL is an up and comer, but still a pup...
     
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