The SQL CREATE DATABASE statement is used to create a new database in a relational database management system (RDBMS) such as MySQL, Oracle, or Microsoft SQL Server. A database is a collection of related data that is organized and stored in a specific manner to make it easily accessible, manageable, and updatable.

The syntax of the CREATE DATABASE statement is as follows:

1CREATE DATABASE database_name;

Where database_name is the name of the database you want to create.

For example, to create a database named MyDB, you would use the following statement:


Once you have created a database, you can create tables, views, indexes, and other database objects inside it. You can also store and retrieve data from the database using SQL statements such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.

It's important to note that the syntax for the CREATE DATABASE statement may vary depending on the specific RDBMS you are using. For example, in Microsoft SQL Server, the CREATE DATABASE statement may include options for specifying the database's initial size, file placement, and other characteristics.