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oracle meaning?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    if you ask about ORACLE (database) word means :

    Prophecy or prediction; answer to a question believed to come from the gods; a statement believed to be infallible and authoritative; a shrine at which these answers are given

    There is, however, more to the word Oracle: used for the name of the database engine, and then later for the company itself. Larry Ellison and Bob Miner were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency in USA) where the CIA wanted to use this new SQL language that IBM had written a white paper about. The code name for the project was Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give all answers to all questions or something such ;-).

    The project eventually died (of sorts) but Larry and Bob saw the opportunity to take what they had started and market it. So they used that project's codename of Oracle to name their new RDBMS engine. Funny thing is, that one of Oracle's first customers was the CIA...

    http://www.orafaq.com/faqora.htm#WHO

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Database

  • 1 decade ago

    Oracle is a database language which is used in things like The school computer's Database software for keeping grades

    Source(s): HAIL IMPOLLAZZO
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Oracle – Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine

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  • 1 decade ago

    prophet: an authoritative person who divines the future

    a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

    a shrine where an oracular god is consulted

    I have given three different meanings... check it out

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