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Aug 27 2019   7:18PM GMT

SQL (Structured Query Language)

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SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standardized programming language for relational databases. Continued…

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“The Presto SQL query engine has found a home in many big data applications. It originated at Facebook, got some help along the way from Teradata, and now is the object of the new Presto Software Foundation.” – Jack Vaughan

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