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SQL Extensions To Support Streaming Data

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For 40 years SQL has been the dominant language for data access and manipulation. Now that an increasing proportion of data is being processed in a streaming way, tool vendors (commercial and open source) have begun using SQL-like syntax in their event stream processing tools.

Over the last couple of years, several of these vendors - including AWS, Confluent, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Snowflake and SQLstream - have got together with the Data Management group at INCITS (who maintain the SQL standard) to work on streaming extensions.

INCITS -- the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards -- is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology standards for the next generation of innovation. INCITS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

This talk will look at: o Why is this happening? o Who is involved? o How does the process work? o What progress has been made? o When can we expect to see a standard?

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