Python Data Persistence with Oracle Database

Friday Feb 20th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Learn how to build your own Python app backed by Oracle Database, utilizing Oracle XML DB, Python scripts, and PL/SQL stored procedures.

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While Python is quickly gaining popularity among developers, Oracle Database has been No. 1 among enterprise-level databases for a long time. Coupling these two in an efficient way is an interesting topic for discussion, while this actually can be a real challenge, because both have a lot to offer.

Be warned, though; this article is not an overview of the most outstanding Python and Oracle Database features, providing a set of detached examples. Instead, with the help of a single sample, it tries to give you a taste of how these two technologies can be used together in a complementary way. In particular, the article walks you through the creation of an Oracle-backed Python application that implements the business logic in both Python and inside the database, utilizing stored PL/SQL procedures whose invocations are orchestrated from within a Python script.

The article continues at http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/vasiliev-python-persistence.html

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