Most of the world’s data are stored in a database, and the most common way to access this data is through writing SQL. Storing data in a database and writing SQL to access it unlocks the entire spectrum of capabilities, with the exception of Sharing:
- Storage - data stored in a local database (e.g. laptop) or on a cloud server
- Structure - data structured into tables and schemas
- Access - data accessed via SQL code
- Manipulate - SQL can apply mathematical functions, transforms, etc.