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Oracle 10g New Features: DML Enhancements

In this article (chapter) we will look at new features surrounding the DML commands INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.

Improved 10g management with EM

Donald K. Burleson's picture

Just a few years ago, many senior Oracle DBAs detested Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM). Viewed as a crutch for beginners who could not memorize the command syntax, EM was largely ignored by the veteran DBA who preferred the ease and certainty of the SQL*Plus command-line interface. This is about to change.

Oracle 10g New Features: Flashback and RMAN

Two improvements have been made in the backup and recovery areas in Oracle 10g. When user errors and logical corruptions occur in the database, flashback functionalities provide fast and flexible data recovery. When physical or media corruption occurs in the database, RMAN delivers an improved and simplified recovery method.

JDBC 3.0 - Part I

Saikat Goswami's picture

This article is the first of a series. In this series, we will discuss all the good things JDBC® 3.0 package has to offer. JDBC API provides a programmatic way of accessing data from Java code. Even though non-relational data can be accessed, the goal of JDBC and the technology revolves around accessing relational data. The JDBC is packaged in the java.sql and javax.sql packages.

Building Oracle Applications that use Bind Variables

Mark Rittman's picture

If you've been developing applications on Oracle for a while, you've no doubt come across the concept of 'Bind Variables'. Bind variables are one of those Oracle concepts that experts frequently cite as being key to application performance, but it's often not all that easy to pin down exactly what they are and how you need to alter your programming style to use them. With this in mind, I've tried to pull together the key information about bind variables and why they are a 'good thing' when building Oracle applications.

Unconventional Emergency Oracle Support

Donald K. Burleson's picture

Being an emergency support DBA is a job with huge stress-levels and it always provides a giant adrenaline rush for even the most experienced DBA. Senior management is in a panic, and high-level executives are continuously asking for a status update. Most of these databases are brand-new to me, and I have only a few minutes to access the situation and devise a plan to quickly relieve their bottleneck.

Top Ten New Data Warehousing Features In Oracle Database 10g

Mark Rittman's picture

With the recent release of Oracle Database 10g, OTN have recently been running a series of articles by Arup Nanda entitled "Oracle Database 10g: The Top 20 Features for DBAs".

With this in mind, I thought it worth putting something similar but this time focusing on those features that apply to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. So here's my Top 10...

Candidate keys: Choosing the right primary key

It is the business that has the knowledge about their entities (things of importance) and what kind of unique information that separate them (invoice numbers, customer IDs, and so on).

Your role as an analyst/designer is to validate such properties, and to fit them into a normalized database model that reflects the needs of the business.

Introduction to Java Database Connectivity

Saikat Goswami's picture

In this article, we discuss the different ways in which Java can communicate with a database. We will talk about the traditional different kinds of drivers and also discuss some code to connect to a database in order to run queries.

Oracle 10g New Features: Globalization Support

Oracle Database 10g has expanded the ability to globalize Oracle databases dramatically. As you can see by looking over the following list of globalization improvements, Oracle has attempted to make Database 10g the database of choice for all globally supported and utilized databases.