This session introduces some key concepts and product features of the Oracle database world in an attempt to give nervous SQL Server DBAs the courage to at least have a go and store “Hello world” when they get back home.  The presentation will cover the following areas: Why use Oracle, Installation, Platform support, Database and schema namespaces, DBA tools, Storage methods, Backup and recovery, Programmability features, High availability including clustering.

Presented by Gavin Payne at SQLBits VII