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NameOracle
DescriptionWidely used RDBMS
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score1425.56
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­us/­products/­database
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­database.html
DeveloperOracle
Initial release1980
Current release
Licensecommercial restricted free version is available
Database as a Service (DBaaS) Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes
APIs and other access methodsODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresPL/SQL also stored procedures in Java possible
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning with the optional Oracle Partitioning
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno can be realized in PL/SQL
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID isolation level can be parameterized
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Recent citations in the news

Oracle Takes Aim at Amazon's Cloud Computing Dominance
24 September 2016, Newsweek

Why Oracle Had To Rewire Itself For The Cloud
21 September 2016, Fortune

Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison
20 September 2016, Yahoo Finance

Oracle's Database 12c R2: Boom, bust, or meh upgrade cycle ahead ...
30 August 2016, ZDNet

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