Chapter 1. Getting Started with Oracle Database

Terms You Need to Understand

  • RDBMS (relational database management system)

  • ✓ Table or entity

  • ✓ Row or tuple

  • ✓ Column

  • ✓ Primary key

  • ✓ Foreign key

  • ✓ Iterative

  • ✓ Strategy and analysis phase

  • ✓ Design phase

  • ✓ Building and documentation stage

  • ✓ Transition phase

  • ✓ Production phase

  • SQL (Structured Query Language)

  • DML (Data Manipulation Language)

  • DDL (Data Definition Language)

  • ✓ SQL*Plus

  • ✓ SQL*Plus Worksheet

  • ✓ iSQL*Plus

  • ✓ Oracle Enterprise Manager

Concepts You Need to Master

  • ✓ Normalization

  • ✓ Denormalization

  • ✓ Referential Integrity

  • ✓ System Development Cycle

This chapter introduces basic relational data modeling, Oracle SQL (SELECT, DML, and DDL), various Oracle SQL tools, and new features for Oracle9i SQL. Also included ...

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