1 Introduction to Java in Oracle Database

Java in Oracle Database is also known as Oracle JVM. You can use Oracle JVM for in-place data processing; calling out Web-Services, Hadoop servers, third-party databases, and legacy systems; running third-party Java libraries; or, running Java-based languages such as Jython, Groovy Kotlin, Clojure, Scala, JRuby.

Oracle JVM is also used by database components such as AQ JMS, XDB, Spatial, Scheduler, Java XA, and OLAP. This chapter provides an overview of Oracle JVM, which starts with a basic introduction to the Java language to Oracle PL/SQL developers, who are accustomed to developing server-side applications that are integrated with SQL data. You can develop server-side Java applications that take advantage of the scalability and performance of Oracle Database.

This chapter contains the following sections: