Beginning with version 8i, the Oracle database includes a fully functional Java Virtual Machine, Oracle JVM. Out of this close relationship between Oracle and Java emerges an important technology for Oracle developers: Java stored procedures. With Java stored procedures, developers have the ability to harness the power of Java when building database applications. This article provides an overview of this increasingly popular technology. Its intended audience is Java developers new to Oracle, and Oracle PL/SQL developers with a basic understanding of Java. After highlighting the benefits of Java stored procedures, I will demonstrate how to create and use them in your applications.
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