Oracle Database is the first ever relational database that has been designed for grid computing, offering secure information, consolidated and always available. It is described by Oracle as the world’s most popular database.
It has been designed for the cloud and for customers who need more efficient IT resources. It provides the highest quality of service, lower costs with the self-managing database, ability to build your foundation for grid computing, and much more.
Features at a glance
Key features include active data guard, real-time query, automatic block repair, Far Sync, RMAN block change tracking, global database services, application continuity, adaptive query optimization, data redaction, heat map, database in-memory, support for pluggable databases (multitenant), pattern matching, SQL translation framework.
A wide variety of statistical functions are also included in the Oracle Database product, among which we can mention descriptive statistics, window aggregate functions, ranking functions, statistical aggregates, reporting aggregate functions, hypothesis testing, cross tabulations with Chi-square statistics, ANOVA, correlations analysis (nonparametric or parametric), test distribution fit, LEAD/LAG functions, as well as linear regression.
Distributed in multiple editions
Oracle Database is distributed as many editions, including Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard Edition One, Personal Edition, as well as Lite Edition. Each one includes its own functions, industry-leading performance, reliability for OLTP, scalability, content management, decision support, full clustering support, and much more.
Supported operating systems and hardware platforms
At the moment, Oracle Database is supported on a wide range of operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and zLinux64. Supported hardware platforms include 64-bit (x86_64/amd64), 32-bit (x86/i686), Intel Itanium, PPC64 (PowerPC 64-bit), and SPARC.