SQL (pronounced "ess-que-el") stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a programming language that ows you to access and manipulate data, and it is quickly becoming THE goto language for Big Data Analysis.
Senior Product Manager for Oracle, Keith Laker, wrote “SQL is experiencing a renaissance” and went on to list 4 keys reason why SQL has emerged as the de facto language for big business:
1. SQL is a natural language for data analysis. 2. SQL is a productive language for writing queries. 3. SQL queries can be optimized. 4. SQL is extensible
Want to learn more about SQL and how it can help you in your work? Join us for our next Intro to SQL/SQL Fundamentals class October 18-19th. Use the codeBIGDATA to get $100 off the class.
In the meantime, we wanted to provide a quick reference sheet for some of the more popular SQL commands!