This guide describes Oracle's approach for information integration in a heterogeneous environment. Specifically, it describes Oracle Database gateways.



This guide is intended for the following users:

  • Database administrators who want to manage distributed database systems that involve Oracle to non-Oracle database links

  • Application developers who want to use the heterogeneous connectivity functionality in Oracle database

  • Readers who want a high-level understanding of Oracle's architecture for heterogeneous connectivity and how it works

To use this guide, you must be familiar with relational database concepts and basic database or applications administration. You must be familiar with the operating system environment under which database administrators are running Oracle software.

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Many of the examples in this guide use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Typical install option with an Oracle Database installation. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about how these schemas were created and how to use them.


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