The Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system.
SUNY has negotiated a site license for most of the Oracle products. UB is covered under this license with the conditions paraphrased as follows:
Oracle grants to SUNY a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the Oracle Programs on any and all CPU's owned, leased to or under the sole control of SUNY and located at all state-operated institutions of SUNY.
Affiliated institutions may also use the software on their CPU's. Affiliated institutions include statutory or contract colleges, community colleges, the Construction Fund, the Research Foundation, the Rockefeller Institute. Affiliated institutions may only use the software if they agree in writing to be bound by the terms of the agreement.
The Oracle product distributions are stored in compressed files. Each distribution file represents a product "CD".
Documentation for Oracle products are available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). OTN requires an account user name and password once a document set is chosen. You may sign up on the site for an OTN account which is free of charge.
Information regarding installation should be obtained by the service for which you indend to use the client, as the installation can be different for each application.
Request an Oracle Metalink account to receive addition documentation and patches. Please email email@example.com for more information regarding Oracle Metalink.
Questions about Oracle services should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.