Sequel Or Sql
Sql is pronounced sequel by many and there is some history there beyond just trying to make an acronym out of an initialism.
Sequel or sql. Sql was initially developed at ibm by donald chamberlin and raymond boyce. Don t care if you say jason and j san they re the same thing in my head. I tend to use sequel if it s sql server sqlite. Nasa is an acronym.
But in writing the best and most consistent way to refer to sql server or sql databases etc. Sql ˌ ɛ s ˌ k juː ˈ ɛ l s q l ˈ s iː k w əl sequel. That acronym sequel was later changed to sql because sequel was already trademarked by an airplane company and companies really don t like getting into trademark lawsuits. Ibm is an initialism.
I don t really care how you say it as long as i understand what you re saying. Sequel which stands for s tructured e nglish que ry l anguage was proposed in a research paper called sequel. Sql pronounced sequel is the set based high level declarative computer language the mysql docs go the other route. Mysql sql server ms access oracle sybase informix postgres and other database systems.
This is on the nose. Well sql was originally invented at ibm in the early 1970s. It was initially called structured english query language sequel and pronounced sequel though it later had to have it s name shortened to structured query language sql due to trademark issues. The official way to pronounce mysql is my ess que ell not my sequel but we do not mind if you pronounce it as my sequel or in some other localized way.
Is sql which takes the article an based on the initial letter s. For example pl sequel pl sql transact sequel t sql and sequel server microsoft sql server and sybase sql server. As it turns out when sql was first developed back in 1974 it was proposed under the name sequel. And the first version was called sequel and it stood for structured english query language.
Though i m from the uk if that makes a difference. 17 points 4 years ago. In short sql was originally called sequel. It is particularly useful in handling structured data i e.
Due to a legal challenge the name was changed to sql. Sql is a standard language for storing manipulating and retrieving data in databases. So was the pronunciation i guess. A structured english query language pdf.
See from mysql official docs. One thing that is commonly seen is that almost everyone who is talking about the language itself uses s q l when talking about a product or a vendor dialect sequel is used.