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Oracle PL/SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself by Ben Forta

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Introduction

Oracle Database (or Oracle RDBMS) is so prevalent and well established that most users simple refer to it as “Oracle” (ignoring the fact that Oracle, the company, produces other software, and even hardware). Oracle Database (I’ll do what most do and just call it “Oracle” to simplify things) has been around since the 1970s, making it one of the earliest database management systems. Oracle is one of the most used database management systems (DBMS) in the world. In fact, most surveys rank it as #1 in database use and popularity worldwide, especially among corporate users, and over the years it has proven itself to be a solid, reliable, fast, and trusted solution to all sorts of data storage needs.

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