| ||Ask HN: What made SQL databases so popular?|
29 points by jmilinion 1414 days ago | hide | past | web | 55 comments | favorite |
|I propose a persistent storage solution for ANY idea to a traditional technical community. Immediately, a SQL relational database is proposed as the solution. I suggest other solutions. I'm sad now because everyone is telling me that I MUST implement it in SQL otherwise I'm wasting my time. According to them, once SQL stops handling the solution, then can I look at the other "eccentric" solutions.|
I'm trying to figure out how did SQL get to be the de facto solution to every single persistent data problem out there? Data can be stored in so many ways but a SQL relational database is pushed by so many people that their voice can be overwhelming at times. Why is this?
Added Note: I feel sad for the SQL language since it is one of the few ways many programmers learn about declarative programming. With that being said, this SQL language is different from the more commonly used form of "SQL" which is the nickname people call the well known SQL "relational" databases
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