SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standard programming language for managing and manipulating relational databases.
With SQL, programmers can create, modify, and delete tables and data within a database, as well as retrieve and analyze data through various queries by manipulating data stored in them.
SQL is a declarative language, meaning that users specify what they want to do with the data. The database management system decides on the details and executes the command to get the result.
SQL's flexibility allows for complex data manipulation making it a popular choice in developing a wide range of programs, from simple web applications to business software. It also has extensive use in data analytics.