Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
At the top
of every screen is a pair of buttons labeled “Try” and “Buy” (Figure
1.4). If you press the Try button you will be led to the download
page. If you have not registered, you will be prompted to do so when
you start the download.
Figure 1.4: Try
If you press the
Buy button you will be led to a page wherein you can immediately purchase a
basic or premium subscription.
If you are
considering EnterpriseDB for production or even production testing, you should
always choose the General Availability release for your platform.
If you are a
developer who wants to see what is coming in future releases, you can download
the beta version, if any are available.
The download will
be a GZipped tar file in Unix/Linux and a Zip file in Windows. After you
download it, you can extract and run the setup program. Chapter 2 will walk
through installing the software in both Linux and Windows.
Components of EnterpriseDB
comprised of five main components: The EnterpriseDB Database Server, The
EnterpriseDB Remote DBA Management Server, EnterpriseDB Replication Server, the
EnterpriseDB Migration Toolset and the EnterpriseDB Developer Studio.
EnterpriseDB Database Server
As I have
mentioned, the EnterpriseDB database is based on the PostgreSQL open source
database. The database has been extended to support the EnterpriseDB Superset
Procedural Language (SPL) which gives EnterpriseDB its language syntax
compatibility with PL/SQL.
The bulk of the
remainder of this book will cover using, administering and programming with the
EnterpriseDB Remote DBA Management Server
Remote DBA Management Server is the tool of choice to keep up with what's happening in
your databases. Even though it has Remote DBA in the name, this is a tool many
developers will want to use.
This tool is
somewhat the equivalent of Oracle's Enterprise Manager. It's a bit leaner with
a bit less functionality. It works with local and remote databases and lets you
monitor, configure and tune applications.
I will cover
the Remote DBA Management Server in great detail in chapter 6.
This is an excerpt
from the book "EnterpriseDB: The Definitive Reference" by Rampant TechPress.