SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used to manage and manipulate relational databases.

It allows users to insert, update, retrieve, and delete data from a database, as well as perform various other operations such as creating tables, views, and stored procedures.

SQL is used by businesses, organizations, and individuals to store, manage, and analyze large amounts of data in a structured and efficient manner.

It is widely used in applications ranging from small desktop applications to large enterprise systems and is considered a standard for relational database management systems.

SQL is easy to learn, powerful, and flexible, making it a popular choice for managing data.

SQL Standards

The definitive source for writing SQL (Structured Query Language) is the SQL standard, which is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

See: ANSI's The SQL Standard – ISO/IEC 9075:2016