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Old 03-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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oracle what is it ?


can anyone please tell me what on earth is oracle ?
9i, 11i which is best what is used for ? can i download it with a 56k connection ?
 
Old 03-04-2003, 02:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.org, newlin.

That's weird - you want to download it before you know what it is!

It's an expensive (but rather good) relational database system and version 9i is available free for download from the oracle website for linux, for personal/development use.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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There are other options for relational databases in Linux. Look into MySQL and Postgresql.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 12:11 PM   #4
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LoL

I couldn't help but laugh..

"don't know what it is but ready to download"....

Oracle is an enterprise software company. They make the world's famous relational database as well as the E-commerce software...

It's not Office 2000... :-)
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:06 PM   #5
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Oracle 9i and the recently launched Oracle 10g. First you must know how relational database works before you are ready to think downloading it. Also you should learn SQL, the language of RDBMS, before you can use Oracle. You can browse http://otn.oracle.com for some info how to download binaries.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
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Alcanon,

Any ideas about 11i install on Redhat 9? I am running into a small problem. I fixed it before but can't remember how I did it... (dumb me!)

Anyway, rapidwiz fails at "File System Check" . I created oracle, applmgr accts, dba group and even created entire dir struture and assigned full permissions... 777... still no luck.... Running the install as root.....

any help is appreciated
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:51 PM   #7
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oracle is the mother of matrix



oracle 's stock price went down to around 15$ during the dot.com crash.
it's not coming back
does anyone know why? if oracle is such a nice relational db .
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:33 AM   #8
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BiTurboMan: My experience in Oracle is in M$ platform, specifically Oracle8i and quite new in Oracle9i. Oracle11i?? got no idea man, sorry.

doublefailure: Oracle's stock price not going up since dot.com meltdown, probably because the whole industry is not yet that vibrant as before the crash occurs. For me Oracle is good, specially in the security aspect of the database.

alcanon
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:36 AM   #9
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i think oracle is ok for linux platform. have u ever heard the news that, oracle 10g make a new world record to process the huge database and this come out from a linux based operating system.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:46 AM   #10
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Yes i heard of that. Oracle is having a shift from Unix to Linux based servers. Thats why im trying to learn Linux now to know/experience first hand the advantages in running Oracle in Linux based servers compared to M$ servers.

alcanon
 
Old 12-21-2003, 09:26 PM   #11
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Alcanon,

I am exactly doing the same thing. I have been working on Ms platform for over 7 years. For backend, there is really no comparison (if you really look at stability issue) between MS and Unix. As far as I know, most big businesses run their e-commerce / databases on a flavor of unix. Solaris made by Sun Microsystems is another flavor of unix. So is Linux. But Linux is taking off slowly. The stability is there now. Security is still an issue due to the open source nature. But vendors such as Redhat and others are packaging linux with their own versions so that's not that big of an issue any more either. Plus, you can change anything with this OS which gives a proficient person a huge advantage in the future. Linux / Unix is definitely something that people notice on a resume. So, learn it while you can! As far as Oracle 11i, it's their E-Business suite. For Financials, HRMS, CRM, SCM etc. They are what we call ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning software. They allow businesses to make deciscions and basically run their business.
 
  


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