The Secret Language of Structured Query Language (SQL)

The Secret Language of Structured Query Language (SQL)

Contributor: Katie Karpinski

With the Super Bowl only a few short days away, it’s safe to say that “Football Fever” is at an all-time high. Don’t worry- this isn’t some new strain of the flu that’s going around (as if we need another weird bug to sweep the office). No- football is simply one of the most popular American past times. Whether you enjoy playing or just watching, football enthusiasts have a language of their own. Some of this language is understandable to even those who don’t watch the sport, like “offense” and “defense.” But there are also terms whose definitions are only known by football fanatics, such as “horse collar tackle” and “squib kick.”

Now I know what you’re probably thinking: why are we talking about football so much? Isn’t this supposed to be a business blog?

Well, just like football has its own language, so do many industries and specialties in the business world. Take SQL for example. SQL, or Structured Query Language, has become a crucial element of any relational database management system. Basically, SQL provides many advantages that other programs don’t…

1. It can access several records with one command

2. It reduces the need for a master index

SQL is growing increasingly popular, and after hearing just two of its multiple advantages, it’s very clear why! Now more than ever, it’s important to have a highly efficient databases. More and more data is created each and every day, and if this data isn’t organized properly, or if it can’t be accessed effectively, this can result in increased costs, decreased profits, and overall inefficiencies. Saying that, nearly anyone from any industry could benefit from some SQL training.

The sad thing is, it’s not the easiest thing to learn. Just like football, SQL has its own language, its own set of rules. It takes time and dedication to really learn more about it and eventually master the skill. But don’t worry- The Professional Development Center has you covered. We offer SQL courses to help you learn this valuable ability.

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