Oracle Introduction

Oracle Introduction

Oracle is a relational database management system, which Organizes data in the form of tables. Oracle is one of many database servers based on RDBMS model, which manages a seer of data that attends three specific things-data structures, data integrity and data manipulation.
With oracle cooperative server technology we can realize the benefits of open, relational systems for all the applications. Oracle makes efficient use of all systems resources, on all hardware architecture; to deliver unmatched performance, price performance and scalability.

Features of Oracle:

The Oracle RDBMS is available on wide range of platforms ranging from PCs to super computers and as a multi user loadable module for Novel NetWare, if you develop application on system you can run the same application on other systems without any modifications.

Oracle commands can be used for communicating with IBM DB2 mainframe RDBMS that is different from Oracle, which is Oracle compatible with DB2. Oracle RDBMS is a high performance fault tolerant DBMS, which is specially designed for online transaction processing and for handling large database applications.

Multithreaded Server Architecture:

Oracle adaptable multithreaded server architecture delivers scalable high performance for very large number of users on all hardware architecture including symmetric multiprocessors (sumps) and loosely coupled multiprocessors. Performance is achieved by eliminating CPU, I/O, memory and operating system bottlenecks and by optimizing the Oracle DBMS server code to eliminate all internal bottlenecks.Oracle has become the most popular RDBMS in the market because of its ease of use
•    Client/server architecture.
•    Data independence.
•    Ensuring data integrity and data security.
•    Managing data concurrency.
•    Parallel processing support for speed up data entry and online transaction processing used for applications.

Database: Database is a logically coherent collection of data with some inherent meaning, representing some aspect of real world and which is designed, built and populated with data for a specific purpose.Simply It is collection of meaningful data.

101        MALLI           99
102        SREE           98
103        KRISH               97
104        VISH           96

Management System: It is a software it helps to manage the database management system should able to perform the following activities very easily.

1.    Inserting the new data.
2.    Updating the exiting data.
3.    Deleting unnecessary data.
4.    Retrieving the require data.

A database along with the software which helps to manage the database is called database management system (DBMS).
The database system in which the relationships among different tables are maintained is called Relational  Database Management System.( RDBMS)

Examples of RDBMS:

1.    ORACLE
3.    DB2
4.    MYSQL
5.    SYBASE


Structured Query Language (SQL) is a language that provides an interface to relational database systems. SQL was developed by IBM in the 1970s for use in System R, and is a de facto standard,as well as an ISO and ANSI  standard ,sql is often pronounced  SEQUEL.

Features of SQL:

1.    It is a command based language.
2.    It is not case sensitive. It is similar to English
3.    Every command should end with ‘;’.
4.    Every command starts with “verb”.

SQL Process:

   When  you  are  executing an  SQL command  for  any  RDBMS, the system determines  the  best  way to carry  out your request  and SQL engine figures out how to  interpret  the task. There are various components  included in the process. These components  are Query  Dispatcher, Optimization  Engines, Classic Query Engine  and SQL  Query Engine, etc. Classic query  engine  handles  all non-SQL queries  but SQL query engine won’t handle logical files.

Following is a simple diagram showing SQL Architecture:

Sub Sets of SQL:

1.    DDL (Data Definition Language)
2.    DML (Data Manipulation Language)
3.    DRL/DQL (Retrieval/query)
4.    TCL (Transaction Control Language)
5.    DCL (Data Control Language)



  • Bhanu

    This is simply awesome intro… love it… thank you very much

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