Structured Query Language (SQL) was adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986, one year before it was adopted by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Before it was accepted and ever since adoption, SQL has been under continuous review for improvements. The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) is charged with improving SQL.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a world leader in technology and has been observing the trend to cloud computing with enthusiasm. The venerable educational institution has indicated that for database-drive applications, cloud computing software could reduce hardware expenditures by as much as 95 percent for companies large and small. Continue reading