SQL Definition and History

Every business has data, which requires some organized method or mechanism for maintaining the data. This mechanism is referred to as a database management system (DBMS). Database management systems have been around for years, many of which started out as flat-file systems on a mainframe. With today's technologies, the accepted use of database management systems has begun to flow in other directions, driven by the demands of growing businesses, increased volumes of corporate data, and of course, Internet technologies.

The modern wave of information management is primarily carried out through the use of a relational database management (RDBMS), derived from the traditional DBMS. Relational databases and client/server ...

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