The history of SQL, or Structured Query Language, dates back to 1970, when E.F. Codd, then of IBM Research, published a seminal paper titled, “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks.”
Since then, SQL has remained the lingua franca of data processing, helping build the relational database market into a $36 billion behemoth.
The Rise And Fall of NoSQL
Starting in 2010, many companies developing datastores tossed SQL out with the bathwater after seeing the challenges...
by Gary Orenstein