CHAPTER 1Oracle Database 10g Architecture Options

Oracle Database 10g is a significant upgrade from prior releases of Oracle. New features give developers, database administrators, and end users greater control over the storage, processing, and retrieval of their data. In this chapter, you will see highlights of the Oracle Database 10g architecture. You will see detailed discussions of new features such as regular expression support, flashback version queries, and Data Pump in later chapters. The goal of this chapter is to present a high-level overview of the capabilities you can feature in your Oracle applications and provide an introduction to the chapters that describe them.

This book is divided into nine major sections.

In Part I, “Critical ...

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