Getting To Know Oracle

  • Sean Dillon
  • Christopher Beck
  • Thomas Kyte
  • Joel Kallman
  • Howard Rogers

Abstract

Before we start getting into the nitty-gritty of the chapters to come, there are some core concepts you should understand. In the next few sections, we will discuss concepts that aren’t to do with acquiring technical skills, but will be helpful in your pursuit of knowledge of and understanding about Oracle. In this chapter, I will explain:
  • Fundamentals. What is a database? An instance? A schema? What kind of terminology will you encounter in Oracle that you most likely haven’t seen before? What are SYS and SYSTEM? I’ll explain some of the basic terminology you should be familiar with before you begin. This will arm you with the ‘lingo’ you’ll need to understand the information you’ll encounter throughout the book.

  • The many flavors of the Oracle database. Oracle has one core database product, but it comes in a couple of different ‘classes’. We’ll discuss the intent of each class of database, and look at some of the factors that differentiate them.

  • What you will find throughout this book and some things you should bear in mind as you move through it.

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© Apress 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean Dillon
  • Christopher Beck
  • Thomas Kyte
  • Joel Kallman
  • Howard Rogers

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