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query language

[′kwir·ē ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A generalized computer language that is used to interrogate a data base.

query language

A language that allows a user to select records from a database. It may be in the form of typed commands such as the widely used SQL language, a predefined query menu or a query by example (QBE). Query languages are usually included in DBMSs, and stand-alone packages are available for interrogating non-DBMS files. See SQL, query by example and query program.
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A query language is considered safe, if every query that is syntactically correct returns a finite set of results (on a finite data set).
The underlying data model directly influences the set of operations that should be provided by a query language.
the source sends a query in the selected query language,
The query management methods permit the configuration of query parameters such as the query language (setQueryLanguage), the format of the results (setResultsFormat), the maximum number of results returned (setMaxQueryResults), and the duration of a query (setMaxDuration).
Discovery is just a matter of the expressive power of a query language.
Thus, a proper API which embeds a rule query language in a more expressive, general purpose, host programming environment is necessary.
A query language obeys mandatory security iff for all choices of S, l, Q, I, and J,
Many successful query languages exist, including standards such as SQL and XQuery.
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StreamBase's award-winning Stream Processing Engine, fueled by the standards-based next generation query language, StreamSQL[TM], offers the fastest Complex Event Processing software for processing of real-time and historical data.
Acceptance of such a standard would facilitate adoption of CEP technology and enable enterprise developers familiar with current query languages to more easily build real-time streaming data applications.