What is Oracle and the modules covered in Oracle? | Class 6

                  What is Oracle

Oracle database is a relational database management system. It is known as Oracle database, Oracle DB or simply Oracle. It is produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.

Oracle database is the first database designed for enterprise grid computing. The enterprise grid computing provides the most flexible and cost effective way to manage information and applications.

Different editions of Oracle database

Following are the four editions of the Oracle database.

  • Enterprise Edition: It is the most robust and secure edition. It offers all features, including superior performance and security.
  • Standard Edition: It provides the base functionality for users that do not require Enterprise Edition’s robust package.
  • Express Edition (XE): It is the lightweight, free and limited Windows and Linux edition.
  • Oracle Lite: It is designed for mobile devices.

The Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation is the largest software company in the field of database business. Its relational database was the first to support SQL which has since become the industry standard.

Oracle database is one of the most trusted and widely used relational database engines. The biggest rival of Oracle database is Microsoft’s SQL Server.

History of Oracle

Oracle was originally developed by Lawrence Ellison (Larry Ellision) and his two friends and former co-worker in 1977. Oracle DB runs on the most major platforms like Windows, UNIX, Linux and Mac OS. There are various versions in Oracle listed below:

Oracle Database 10g Release 2:– (patchset as of April 2010) Oracle Database 11g Release 1:– (patchset as of September 2008) Oracle Database 11g Release 2:– (patchset as of August 2013) Oracle Database 12c Release 1: (patchset as of June 2013)



What is an Oracle ERP system?


Oracle’s E-Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps or EB-Suite/EBS) consists of a collection of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply-chain management (SCM) computer applications either developed or acquired by Oracle.

These are some of the oracle E Business Suites in which oracle freshers must be working:

Additional Oracle E-Business Suite products include:

  • Oracle Bills of Material
  • Oracle Capacity
  • Oracle CRM   Oracle Customer Relationship Management
  • Oracle Advanced Planning & Scheduling
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • Oracle Order Entry
  • Oracle Order Fulfillment (order to cash process)
  • Oracle Payroll
  • Oracle Purchasing
  • Oracle Landed Cost Management
  • Oracle Receivables
  • Oracle TMS (Transportation/G-Log)
  • Oracle Work in Process
  • Oracle Process manufacturing
  • Oracle Federal Administration
  • Oracle Sales
  • Oracle MRP
  • Oracle Workflow
  • Oracle Financials
  • Oracle SCM
  • Oracle Customer Relationship Management
  • Oracle HRMS


I will discuss in forth coming article about various module in brief the definition of its related modules which it touches. These modules a definite source of where you can get the proper initial knowledge of the modules to cover.

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