In a database, the main thing that we need to know is that database can contain many tables.
For learning purposes, the examples that we are going to use will contain only one or two tables.
In a table, there are rows and columns just like an Excel sheet.
Below is a screenshot of using SQL Advantage to access a Sybase database.
Sybase and Oracle are two big corporations making database related products. MySQL database is also an Oracle product.
MySQL is open source and it powers many web sites and blogs including this codecrawl.com.