Learn all concepts of database design and SQL concepts In some shape or form, databases impact our everyday lives. Take coffee, for example. Each time you buy a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, you scan your Starbucks card and earn two Starbucks Stars (points) that you can redeem later toward the purchase of more lattes. All that information then goes into a database.
Judging by how popular Starbucks is, you can probably imagine how much data there is to be stored and retrieved. Pretty overwhelming, right?
Don't worry SQL is here to help us utilize large amounts of data - it's a programming language that's designed to manage data in a relational database management system.
SQL gives you the capability to ask for exactly what you want, every time. That idea seems simple until you're staring 500 petabytes in the eye and can't get a straight answer from it. SQL fixes this problem, giving you the data you want, the first time you ask for it. SQL will continue to play a valuable role as technology evolves, even as NoSQL applications in the big data realm become useful.
Being a go-to person for SQL can make you extremely marketable, especially as big data continues to gain traction in the IT-sphere. After all, data is useless if there's nobody who understands how to manage, retrieve, and understand it.
Understanding SQL and being able to use it effectively, can enable you to harness powerful features offered by Google and Amazon Web Services.
Let's get started with this course and improve your database skills and SQL concepts.