SQL skills are highly valuable to the oil and gas industry

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Businesses are increasingly relying on good database management to operate efficiently. Given the amount of information that they must deal with on a daily basis, improper data storage could lead to costly mistakes.

Businesses are increasingly relying on good database management to operate efficiently. Given the amount of information that they must deal with on a daily basis, improper data storage could lead to costly mistakes.

Many businesses are coming to realize that SQL is the way to go when it comes to database management. For example, the blog Silicon Angle recently covered the Strata Conference, in which Bob Wilkinson, COO of InfiniDB, explained how SQL was making a comeback. InfiniDB specializes in Big Data analytics.

"SQL is sexy again," Wilkinson said. "We think it's a big place for SQL. Legions of developers know how to use it and, at the end of the day, a lot of data that people want to do analytics on is structured, SQL is the right tool to do that. What we can do with a technology like ours is making it accessible, make every SQL developer a Big Data developer."

The oil and gas industry, in particular, has made use of SQL. For these types of companies, it is crucial that all pertinent environmental, financial and regulatory compliance data be properly managed so that drilling operations can proceed as planned. For this reason, a number of energy jobs in Houston have opened up that require SQL skills, as well as experience with general database management.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a SQL/BI Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers. 

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