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

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CRITICAL SKILL 7.1

What Does Java Mean to an Oracle DBA?

Java is one of the core languages (SQL, PL/SQL, Java, XML, and HTML) that are tightly integrated in the Oracle Database 10g suite of products. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a hierarchical data structure that describes data by embedding the metadata with the data structure. Java has become the primary language for new applications that are written for Oracle databases. Why does an Oracle DBA care about Java? Java in an Oracle environment impacts architectural decisions, performance, leveraging new technologies, security, and application development. Java-stored procedures can run in the Oracle database server. So, if Java code can run in the Oracle database server, then DBAs are ...

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