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General Discussion

Difference between MySql Workbench & SQL Server Management Studio- what is the difference? why would i use one vs. other

I need to read data on our data warehouse. I am lost - what is the difference between these two? I was told I don't need SQL server installed.

2 Answers

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,289 Points

Hey!

MySQL and SQL Server are two different data bases, so MySQL Workbench is the graphical management tool for MySQL and SQL Server Management Studio is the graphical management tool for SQL Server. Both let you interact with their respective database in an easy way.

Very helpful. So it's not my choice then...have to go with what my company's database is. Appreciate the quick response!

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,289 Points

Basically yeah. If you have to decide which one to use, as far as I know, MySQL works better for mobile and PHP, and SQL Server works better for example: a company database, Microsoft Programs such as VB or ASP (I'm not sure though, that's what I've seen during the years)

Matthew Proudman
Matthew Proudman
11,879 Points

My sql is easyer to learn I recermemd introduction to database systems by C.J Date