Two Common Questions About SQL

Nikita Shamgunov, CTO of MemSQL via Quora Why are we still writing SQL? There are several reasons: 1. SQL is a standard and standards are very hard to change. Especially when they work and data is incredibly “sticky”. 2. SQL is declarative: compare a SQL statement producing a report with a Java or even Python program. Then show it to a none-engineer. 3. SQL is very forgiving – something ppl usually

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