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Python Data Persistence with Oracle Database

Friday Feb 20th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Learn how to build your own Python app backed by Oracle Database, utilizing Oracle XML DB, Python scripts, and PL/SQL stored procedures.

[From OTN]

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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