First standard for SQL was in 1986 by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISO (International Standards Organization) followed in 1987. The latest standard part was made in 2011.
SQL runs on mainframes, PCs, laptops, servers, tablets and smartphones. It runs in local systems, intranet and internet. Databases using SQL can be moved from device to another without problems.
Free databases from MySQL, MariaDB and PostGres means, SQL databases can be used at low cost and with large communitiews behind them.
Used by major DBMS System Vendors
SQL is used by all vendors such as IBM, Oracle and Microsoft who develop DBMS.
Easy to learn and understand
SQL consists mainly of English statements and making it easy to learn and write a SQL queries.
SQL can be used to talk to databases and get answers to complex questions in seconds.
SQL can be used by programmers writing applications using databases, for example, shopping applications on the internet.
Complete language for a Database
SQL is used to create databases, manage security of a database. While its main use is for updating, retrieving and sharing data with multiple users.
Multiple data views
Different users of the database can by SQL be given different views of the structure and content of the database.
SQL is used to connect front end computers (clients) and back end databases (servers). Thus, supporting the client-server architecture.
SQL can be used in three tiered Internet architecture. The architecture includes a client, application server and a database.
SQL a highly desirable skill
Many jobs including IT support, web development and business data analysis require skills in SQL.
Applications of SQL
Mostly in ALL kind of DATA Application like – Banking Software, Tower Management Software, Data Reporting tools… etc SQL is frequently used programming languages.