SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a database language, it is used for database creation, deletion, fetching rows, and modifying rows, etc. All the Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) like MySQL, MS Access, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Postgres, and SQL Server use SQL as their standard database language.
History of SQL
- 1970− Edgar F. “Ted” Codd of IBM is known as the father of relational databases. He described a relational model for databases.
- 1974− Structured Query Language appeared.
- 1978− IBM worked to develop Codd’s ideas and released a product named System/R.
- 1986 − IBM developed the first prototype of the relational database and standardized by ANSI. The first relational database was released by Relational Software which later came to be known as Oracle.