I want to learn a database transfer

I need to learn a database.
I don't know what the Google database is named. I was also considering MySQL.I'm using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and was considering one that is appropriate. Possibly Microsoft database.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Google doesn't own a database solution.
Microsoft has MS Access, SQL Server and SQL Azure.
MySQL is an open source database.
You also have Oracle, Sybase (now SAP), Postgress, DB2 and many others.

And what do you want to learn? Developer or Administration?
Without more specific information it will be really hard to help you better.
dwcroninAuthor Commented:
I am trying to run a database (I guess) that stores the foods that we have in the house. That way I could figure out which of the recipes in a low calorie cookbook I can make.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
As you presented, any database solution can work for you but some are more expensive than others.
You can even use an Excel sheet for that but if you want to entry in the database world you have 2 options, from my point of view:
  1. Use MS Access. It provides a database solution inside a development tool where you can write you own code and create forms and reports to introduce and present data.
  2. Use a free database solution as MySQL or SQL Server Express Edition. But they are only a database solution. You'll need to write code in a program language of your preference

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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I'm interested in how a database works and so I think I would like to learn MySQL.
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