What does SQL stand for?
Let’s start this blog with a quick and easy answer to a question that many people have – What does SQL stand for?
SQL stands for structured query language.
No, you need more answers than just that to understand SQL and what it means.
Well, structured query language code, or SQL (often pronounced as “sequel”), is used by developers worldwide. It is the code for nearly all relational database management systems and has been since the late 1970s. SQL is a standard coding language used to interact with and query data within relational databases. This can include many different data-related functions including adding, deleting, searching, updating, optimizing, and so on.
The database systems we are talking about can be anything that collects and organises data. This could range from a small app to large servers. Structured query language (SQL) helps us to use and interact with these database systems on the back end with different types of SQL commands. Many databases will have their own proprietary extensions and this varies the data query language and how it is used.
So, with a brief overview of what SQL stands for and what it is out of the way, let’s move on to look at what is involved in SQL in finer detail and why it is important to know about.