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(1) (Google Query Language) See Google App Engine.

(2) (Graphical Query Language) The former name of a family of query and reporting tools used to access databases on client/server systems from Hummingbird Ltd., Toronto, Ontario ( The product line was rebranded to BI-Query, taking its place with other flagship software: BI Analyze, BI Server and BI Web. GQL was originally from Andyne Computing, which was acquired in 1998.

Google App Engine

A cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS) from Google. Launched in 2008, Google App Engine provides Tier 1 Internet access to enterprises and developers. It requires applications to be written in Python or Java and also use Google's BigTable non-relational database and GQL query language, which is similar to SQL. Existing applications typically have to be modified to use App Engine. See Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Platform and cloud computing.

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