Few ideas in SQLian is original. Special thanks to the following projects and their contributors:

MoSQL by Mosky Liu
for the idea of building SQL from Python constructs, and coming up with how most of the function calls should look like.
Records by Kenneth Reitz
for the record API.
SQLAlchemy by Michael Bayer
for the database connector API.
DJ-Database-URL by Kenneth Reitz
for the urlparse-based database URL parsing logic.