Is an abbreviation for structured query language, and pronounced either see-kwell or as separate letters.

SQL is a standardized query language for requesting information from a database. The original version called SEQUEL (structured English query language) was designed by an IBM research center in 1974 and 1975. SQL was first introduced as a commercial database system in 1979 by Oracle Corporation.

Cloud SQL is a fully-managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer variations of SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc) databases in the cloud. 

Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on various Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere.

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