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Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration: From Novice to Professional by Iggy Fernandez

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CHAPTER 6Database Creation

Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation?

The Gods are later than this world's production. Who knows then whence it first came into being?

He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not.

—The Hymns of the Rigveda by Ralph T. H. Griffith(E. J. Lazarus and Co., Benares, 1897)

Oracle makes the process of creating a database as easy as eating pie—a database can be created from scratch in a few minutes to an hour, depending on its complexity. Mogens Norgaard, the CEO of a Danish company called Miracle A/S, recorded one of his employees, ...

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