There are lots of spreadsheet packages. What you will want to get depends on what features you need, how much you are willing to spend and what operating system you are using. Google Sheets is free and has most of the basic spreadsheet features, and is accessible online (and you can use your Google Sheets offline too). Microsoft Excel comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite and is one of the most commonly used spreadsheet packages. OpenOffice is free, can run on Linux-based systems, and consumes less memory than Microsoft Office. Lotus 1–2–3 was one of the first and most widely used spreadsheet packages back in the 80’s-90’s but it has been overtaken by Microsoft Excel in terms of popularity.
Database software such as SAS works differently than spreadsheets in that data is entered in individual records, and the records can then be presented in tabular format if the user so chooses. For example, in a database of client information, an individual record is created for each client with name, address and other pertinent information. The database can be used to print mailing labels for all clients, identify clients by specific characteristics -- such as, for example, all clients east of the Mississippi -- or present client information in tabular format.