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NameOracle
DescriptionWidely used RDBMS
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score1354.31
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­database
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­database.html
DeveloperOracle
Initial release1980
Current release12 Release 2 (12.2.0.1), March 2017
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial restricted free version is available
Cloud-based 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 entire) 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 Version 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'
User concepts Access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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DB-Engines blog posts

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

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Conferences and events

Oracle OpenWorld 2017
San Francisco, California, USA, 1-5 October 2017

Recent citations in the news

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10 May 2017, Business Insider

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Five reasons to migrate to an Oracle Multitenant architecture
25 May 2017, TechTarget

Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications
9 May 2017, PR Newswire (press release)

Navigating Oracle 12c Databases in the Oracle Cloud
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