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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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24.3. Oracle Features

24.3.1. Application Development Features

24.3.1.1. Database Programming

All flavours of the Oracle database include different languages and interfaces that allow programmers to access and manipulate the data in the database. Database programming features usually interest two groups: developers building Oracle-based applications that will be sold commercially and IT organisations within companies that custom-develop applications unique to their businesses.

24.3.1.2. SQL

The ANSI standard Structured Query Language (SQL) provides basic functions for data manipulation, transaction control and record retrieval from the database. However, most end users interact with Oracle through applications that provide an interface that ...

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