SQL is an extremely powerful language these days. It offers set-based processing, iteration, and recursion. In short, it has many of the qualities of a procedural language and a declarative language. This session explores five things you probably didn't know about SQL. PL/SQL turns 24 years old this
year—it was first introduced in 1988 with Oracle6 Database. This session looks at five technical things about PL/SQL you probably did not know: under-the-covers features that make PL/SQL quite simply the most efficient language with which to process data in the database.