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What is Oracle Software?

What is Oracle Software?

  • Published November 17th, 2015
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  • by Jared Haggerty

While most people have at least heard of Oracle software before, few actually understand what it is. The fact is that it’s one of the most widespread and commonly used types of software available, and no matter what type of business you operate, chances are it will benefit from using it. Lets take a closer look at just what oracle software is and how it can benefit you.

When people refer to “Oracle software”, they are most likely talking about the Oracle database or Oracle RDBMS. This database storage option was created by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. Originally, they teamed up with one another in 1977 to create the Software Development Laboratories (SDL), after which they created the very first version of the Oracle database.

What Does Oracle Do?

I wish there was an easy answer for this, but the fact is that Oracle is a complex, ever-changing piece of software with countless different functions. Understand the basics alone is hard enough, and if you want to go in-depth with Oracle, then you’ll have to sign up and partipate in some extensive training programs offered. With that said, I’ll try my best to explain the basics of what the oracle database does. In it’s most basic form, Oracle is used to store large amounts of data in tabular forum (similar to mySQL). For instance, if you’re trying to store past customer orders and transactions, you could use the Oracle database to neatly categorize them. Any type of information or data your business needs stored in tabular form, Oracle can help.

Benefits of Using Oracle

There are many different types of “bookkeeping” software on the market, so why would you want to use the Oracle database? The greatest reason is arguably the high-security it features. Unlike other software, Oracle is constantly being updated and patched with new security measures to help prevent malicious or unwanted intruders from accessing your data. The owners and developers of Oracle understand the importance of data security, and as such, they maintain some of the worlds most secure software.

Hopefully after reading this, you have a better understand on the Oracle database and what it does. When you try to learn everything about it, you’ll certainly find yourself lost in a whirlwind of information. Just know that it’s a method for securely storing your data in tabular form. You can try it out and if you find it helpful, then you should consider taking some of the certification courses available.

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