This manual provides reference information about database initialization parameters, static data dictionary views, dynamic performance views, database limits, and SQL scripts that are part of the Oracle Database.
Oracle Database Reference contains information that describes the features and functionality of the Oracle Database (also known as the standard edition) and the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition products. The Oracle Database and the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition have the same basic features. However, several advanced features are available only with the Enterprise Edition, and some of these are optional. For example, to use application failover, you must have the Enterprise Edition with the Real Application Clusters option.
See Also:Oracle Database New Features for information about the differences between the Oracle Database and the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and the features and options that are available to you.
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Oracle Database Reference is intended for database administrators, system administrators, and database application developers.
To use this document, you need TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Oracle database management system (DBMS) concepts
Your operating system environment
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Oracle Database Concepts for a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and terminology used in this manual
Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for information about administering the Oracle Database
Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for the procedures for upgrading a previous release of Oracle to the new release
Oracle Database SQL Reference for information on Oracle's SQL commands and functions
Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals for information about developing database applications within the Oracle Database
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