Typically a large organisation system, where large amounts of data need storage and processing,
Oracle with recent developments has become a wide-spread system from personal desktop to small and medium size enterprise
databases. Versions are available on Windows NT or Linux platforms.
A copy of the database system can be obtained freely.
Solutions developed on the internal platform (which uses JAVA) can be subjected to edition control.
External solutions can provide access to the database using .NET, Visual Basic and even PHP.
tuning of the database will require professional services.
Oracle offers an application server to provide access to your applications over networks and many supporting interfaces
for data mining and various data management needs.