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Database programmers are responsible for building, maintaining, and improving database programs. Explore Treehouse's Databases content and start your learning today.

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What are databases?

A database is a collection of data that’s organized so it can be accessed, retrieved, referenced, or recalled. A database can take the form of many different types of hardware: Servers, cloud infrastructure, individual computers, and more. Large companies like Oracle, Amazon, and others sell databases, or other similar types of infrastructure, for companies to store their data.

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Career Positions

    • Software Architect
    • SQL Developer
    • Database Administrator

Career Skills

    • SQL server integration
    • Database development
    • Unix shell scripting

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    What are databases used for?

    Data is everywhere. Online purchases, social media posts, and your playlist of favorite songs all exist as data stored in a specialized program called a database. To communicate with a database you use a specialized language. The most popular language for accessing database information is SQL, or “Structured Query Language.” SQL, also pronounced "Sequel", is the key to reading, adding, updating and deleting information in a database. With just a few lines of SQL you can search, analyze and retrieve data from vast archives of information to help a company run, make a crucial business decision, or simply get a list of movies you'd like to watch. SQL and other database programming technologies are used at companies big and small. Learning SQL will give you skills that can open doors to careers like data analyst, web application developer, and full stack engineer.

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