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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 1.1

Define a Database

Oracle Database 10g—the latest offering from a software giant in northern California. Perhaps you have heard a lot of hype about Oracle Database 10g, perhaps not. Regardless of your experience, 10g is a rich, full-featured software intended to revolutionize the way many companies do their database business. Database you say—now there’s a word you hear all the time! In a nutshell, a database is an electronic collection of information designed to meet a handful of needs:

1. Databases provide one-stop shopping for all your data storage requirements, be they in diverse areas such as human resources, finance, inventory, or sales and then some. The database contains any amount of data, from the small to the huge. ...

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