What is SQL?


SQL, which stands for Structured Query Language, is considered to be the standard language for relational database management systems and it is used as a way to communicate with a database.

SQL is considered the standard language for relational database management systems. The special-purpose programming language is designed to manage the data within an RDMS, or for stream processing in an RDMS.

The Structured Query Language consists of data definition language, data manipulation language, and data control language and has a scope that includes data insert, query, update and delete, schema creation and modification, and data access control.

 Find out on the next page which databases use SQL.

Name of Technology:

Structured Query Language

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Invented by :

Donald D. Chamberlin, Raymond F. Boyce

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