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Oracle® TimesTen In-Memory Database Java Developer's Guide
Release 11.2.1

Part Number E13068-08
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Preface

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is a memory-optimized relational database. Deployed in the application tier, TimesTen operates on databases that fit entirely in physical memory using standard SQL interfaces. High availability for the in-memory database is provided through real-time transactional replication.

TimesTen supports a variety of programming interfaces, including JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) and PL/SQL (Oracle procedural language extension for SQL).

This preface covers the following topics:

Audience

This guide is for anyone developing or supporting applications that use TimesTen through JDBC.

In addition to familiarity with JDBC, you should be familiar with TimesTen, SQL (Structured Query Language), and database operations.

Related documents

TimesTen documentation is available on the product distribution media and on the Oracle Technology Network:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/timesten/documentation/

Javadoc for standard JDBC classes and interfaces is available at the following location:

http://download.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/

Oracle documentation is also available on the Oracle Technology network. This may be especially useful for Oracle features that TimesTen supports but does not attempt to fully document:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/documentation/

In particular, the following Oracle document may be of interest.

Conventions

TimesTen supports multiple platforms. Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this guide applies to all supported platforms. The term Windows applies to all supported Windows platforms. The term UNIX applies to all supported UNIX and Linux platforms. Refer to the "Platforms" section in Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Release Notes for specific platform versions supported by TimesTen.

Note:

In TimesTen documentation, the terms "data store" and "database" are equivalent. Both terms refer to the TimesTen database unless otherwise noted.

This document uses the following text conventions:

Convention Meaning
italic Italic type indicates terms defined in text, book titles, or emphasis.
monospace Monospace type indicates code, commands, URLs, class names, interface names, method names, function names, attribute names, directory names, file names, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.
italic monospace Italic monospace type indicates a placeholder or a variable in a code example for which you specify or use a particular value. For example:

Driver=install_dir/lib/libtten.sl

Replace install_dir with the path of your TimesTen installation directory.

[ ] Square brackets indicate that an item in a command line is optional.
{ } Curly braces indicated that you must choose one of the items separated by a vertical bar ( | ) in a command line.
| A vertical bar (or pipe) separates alternative arguments.
. . . An ellipsis (. . .) after an argument indicates that you may use more than one argument on a single command line. An ellipsis in a code example indicates that what is shown is only a partial example.
% The percent sign indicates the UNIX shell prompt.

TimesTen documentation uses these variables to identify path, file and user names:

Convention Meaning
install_dir The path that represents the directory where TimesTen is installed.
TTinstance The instance name for your specific installation of TimesTen. Each installation of TimesTen must be identified at install time with a unique instance name. This name appears in the install path.
bits or bb Two digits, either 32 or 64, that represent either the 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
release or rr Numbers that represent a major TimesTen release, with or without dots. For example, 1121 or 11.2.1 represents TimesTen Release 11.2.1.
jdk_version One or two digits that represent the version number of a major JDK release. For example, 14 is for JDK 1.4 and 5 is for JDK 5.
DSN TimesTen data source name (for the TimesTen database).

Documentation Accessibility

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Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.

Technical support

For information about obtaining technical support for TimesTen products, go to the following Web address:

http://www.oracle.com/support/contact.html