What is SQL?
SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) language, which allows the user to communicate with a database. It has now become the standard language for relational database management systems.
The primary function of SQL is to help manage relational databases, as well as allow the performance of various operations on the data that is stored within those databases. SQL is primarily used to set up and run analytical queries, both by database administrators, as well as by developers writing data integration scripts and data analysts.