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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in One Hour a Day, Fifth Edition by Arie D. Jones, Ron Plew, Ryan Stephens

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Introduction

Over the past decade the landscape of information technology has drastically shifted to a data-centric world. More than ever companies are looking for ways in which they can leverage their own data networks to make intelligent business decisions. This includes the ability to gather, store, and report effectively over possibly large sets of data in multiple formats. So the role of database administrators and developers have become strategically important in the proper implementation and care of these systems.

The cornerstone to any database project is the language that will be used in order to interact with the system. Fortunately, a consortium of entities has enacted a standard query language for database environments known as ...

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