Welcome to the exciting world of Oracle databases. Oracle is widely acknowledged as the
most popular database software in the world today. It finds its roots in relational database
theory conceived by E. F. Codd in the 1950s, and extends those theories into an infinite
variety of directions, such as data warehousing, online transaction processing, and Webenabled
applications. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this software is part of the reason you
are reading this book. This book has the answers to your questions about what an Oracle
database is, how it works, and what you can do with it. If I do my job right as the...