If you have never been working with the Oracle Database or any other relational database systems (RDBMS) such as SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, this getting started section will be an excellent start.
The Oracle Database is quite a complex system; getting it up and running is time-consuming and sometimes challenging if you are just starting out. To be productive in the Oracle Database, you must read many books, ask lots of questions on various forums, and connect these parts to make your knowledge more practical.
Because we already experienced what you have been going through, we created this section to make your journey less painful and more fun to start working with the Oracle Database.
To start, just go through the following tutorials:
- First, you may have some ideas of Oracle Database. Let’s explore what Oracle Database is
- Next, once you have a good overview of the Oracle Database, you should install it on your local computer or server. The installing Oracle tutorial will walk you through the steps of setting up Oracle Database 12c.
- Getting Oracle Database server up and running is exciting. Now, you need to have a useful sample database to practice in the subsequent tutorials.
- After downloading the sample database, you need to load it into your Oracle Database Server. And it is going be uncomplicated with this step-by-step tutorial of how to create and load the sample database.
- Finally, we show you how to connect to the Oracle Database Server using SQL*plus and SQL Developer tools. We choose these tools because they are freely available when you install the Oracle Database Server software. If you prefer to work with other client tools, you can feel free to do so.
If you have completed all five tutorials above, then congratulation, you are one step closer to mastering the Oracle Database.
Have fun learning and working with the Oracle Database.