Perhaps hard to believe, but SQL is celebrating it’s 30th birthday! Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Legend of Zelda, and Structured Query Language (or SQL)—were all released in 1986. What a year…

So, what better way to celebrate than to enable SQL querying in data.world! We’ve created a full-featured subset of SQL we call dwSQL. It allows you to query, filter, aggregate, join and sort data from your personal and open datasets.

I know, I hear you—we were just singing the praises of linked-data, and telling you about how amazing SPARQL is (we even put together this awesome tutorial to help you get started).

All still true: SPARQL is amazing, and you can do great things with it.

However, SQL is the single most important query language in the world. If you work in Java, Ruby, Python or R, chances are good you also spend a good portion of your time writing SQL. So it makes sense that data.world should support SQL for tabular data, and SPARQL for linked data.

So… why not both?

To learn more, check out the docs for dwSQL. And if you’ve already uploaded a CSV or Excel file to dataworldqa.wpengine.com, then you’re ready to go! Hop over to the query tool and create a new dwSQL query to get started.

Finally, as always, please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

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