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Oracle SQL, A Beginner's Tutorial, Second Edition by Djoni Darmawikarta

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Introduction

Welcome to Oracle SQL: A Tutorial, Second Edition. This book is for you if you want to learn SQL the easy way. SQL, which stands for Structured Query Language and is pronounced es-cue-el, is the standard language you use to interact with a relational database management system (RDBMS). This book uses the free edition of the Oracle database to show how SQL works.

SQL Overview

Initially developed at IBM in the early 1970s, SQL was formalized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986. Since then the SQL standard has been revised seven times. The examples in this book were tested using Oracle database 11g Release 2, which conforms to the SQL:2008 standard. This standard is one revision earlier than SQL:2011, the latest ...

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