You can find several definitions for the term 'SQL' in the web. Some of the popular definitions are shown below. You may search in Google for the term "define:SQL" to find more definitions.
Here is some of the definitions of SQL:
- Structured Query Language (SQL), pronounced "sequel", is a language that provides an interface to relational database systems. It was developed by IBM in the 1970s for use in System R. SQL is a de facto standard, as well as an ISO and ANSI standard.
- SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standard interactive and programming language for getting information from and updating a database.
- An acronym for Structured Query Language, this is a standard method of conveying information to and from a database
- The standardized query language for requesting information from a database.
- Stands for "Structured Query Language", and can be pronounced as either "sequel" or "SQL". It is a query language used for accessing and modifying information in a database. Some common SQL commands include "insert", "update", and "delete". The language was first created by IBM in 1975 and was called SEQUEL for "Structured English Query Language." Since then, it has undergone a number of changes, with the a lot of influence from Oracle Corporation.