I started my career as an Oracle developer, and the firstthing I liked about it was the structured query language, though it was after ayear or so when I realized that SQL was not proprietary to Oracle.

An offshoot of the 70s Sequel standard, SQL has matured andis still the most widely used language by database users around the world. Thepart I liked most about SQL was its simplicity (basic English words), but atthe same time, it has the capability of providing answers to most of the complexproblems. SQL is one of the easiest languages used today both to learn and touse. ANSI-SQL is a standard used by virtually all the major relationaldatabases such as Oracle, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server, which greatly improves portability,in case the customer decides to switch from one database to the other.

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