Oracle Warehouse Builder Concepts provides an architectural and conceptual overview for features and functionality of Oracle Warehouse Builder. This document lays a conceptual foundation for much of the practical information contained in other manuals.

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Oracle Warehouse Builder Concepts, is primarily intended for database administrators and application developers who are new to Oracle Warehouse Builder, and who develop and maintain data integration systems. Readers of this document typically perform one or more of the following tasks:

  • Plan for a data integration environment

  • Configure data integration systems

  • Administer a data integration environment

  • Perform data integration tasks

  • Deploy data integration systems

To use this document, you should be familiar with relational database concepts, distributed database administration, and the operating system under which you run, or plan to run, an Oracle Warehouse Builder environment.

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