Try as they may, critics of SQL (syntax query language) have never really been able to dent its popularity. Decades after its creation, the majority of the world’s databases still run on SQL, and the majority of data analysis still happens via SQL queries. It’s not too big a stretch to say that the digital world runs on SQL.
Despite its popularity, however, SQL does have shortcomings that limit its utility – even for power users. In this interview with Fivetran co-founder and CEO George Fraser, we discuss one of them: The fact that SQL doesn’t have an open