Oracle9i Database: Getting Started
Welcome to the Oracle9i Database.
This page gives you a number of starting points to help you
get started, whether you are a first-time user, or an experienced
user who is moving to a new release.
Typical Job Responsibilities
Depending on your job role, you might need specific knowledge and have
to perform specific tasks. Here are introductions to some of the most common
job roles associated with this product.
The following section lists some books to help you get started with each kind of job role.
Books for the New User
Depending on your role, you might want to look at particular sets of books:
- An installer needs to know about hardware and software
requirements, which bugs have been fixed, and any precautions to take
- A database administrator needs to know about subjects such as
schema objects, backup and recovery procedures, upgrading the database,
and implementing security.
- An application developer needs to know about languages such as PL/SQL,
Java, C/C++, Visual Basic, and so on,
how to manipulate various schema objects,
and how to simplify an application by using stored procedures, constraints,
Books for the Installer
Note: For installation guides and release notes, also look on the
product installation CDs.
Books for the New Administrator
Books for the New Application Developer
Search for New Features
If you are familiar with earlier releases of this product, you can get
information about new features:
- For first-time users of this product, the New Features book
gives a high-level overview of features added over the past few releases.
The descriptions are grouped into solution areas.
To get full details on each new feature, follow the links to the other
books. (If you are taken to a Table of Contents page, look for a "What's New"
topic near the top of the page.)
Search for "What's New" across all product areas.
Most books have a "What's New" section that describes relevant features
added over the past few releases.
- Search for a specific new feature.
For best results, use a short search term, preferably a single word
such as "flashback" or "XMLType".
This search uses the virtual book format to show you conceptual information
first, followed by how-to information, then examples, syntax, and