A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a program that lets you create, update, and administer a relational database. Most commercial RDBMS's use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to access the database, although SQL was invented after the development of the relational model and is not necessary for its use. The leading RDBMS products are Oracle, IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server.
Sub Technology/Tools: PL/SQL
PL/SQL provides the capability to deploy programming logic along with DML and DDL support. It is a powerful tool which enables a program to process large volume of data in a short span of time.
PL/SQL is Oracle's procedural extension to industry-standard SQL. PL/SQL naturally, efficiently and safely extends SQL. Its primary strength is in providing a server-side, stored procedural language that is easy-to-use, seamless with SQL, robust, portable and secure. Thus, it offers a platform for robust, high-performing enterprise applications.
Sub Technology/Tools: Oracle Forms and Reports
Oracle Forms Developer is a proven Rapid Application Development tool for building enterprise-class, database-centric Internet applications. It provides a highly productive development environment with a set of integrated builders, live previewers and property palletes. These allow developers to easily and quickly construct sophisticated multi-lingual and highly interactive database forms, charts and business logic in a declarative way. Applications developed using Oracle Forms Developer can be instantly deployed to the Internet with Oracle Internet Application Server.
Reports Developer supplies the capabilities needed to quickly build Web reports based on data, dynamically served from the database.
Oracle Reports provides complete flexibility in formatting data. Users can combine multiple queries into a single high-quality report.