What does SQL stand for?
SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL lets you access and manipulates databases. SQL became a standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986, and of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987.
SQL is the most common language for extracting and organizing data that is stored in a relational database. A database is a table that consists of rows and columns. SQL is the language of databases.