I've been working with SQL Server in a development capacity for about 7 years now. I'm no specialist, but I'm comfortable in it and am conversant in SQL Server terminology. I need to pick up similar development skills in Oracle. I don't need to know a lot about DBA stuff, mainly just a few considerations for performance tuning. I won't be "switching" to Oracle, but rather picking up those skills and working on both platforms for the forseeable future.
What I'm looking for is a book/white paper/website which gives me, as quickly as possible, a direct comparison between SQL Server and Oracle. Some of the things I might want to know are (in order):
- ***T-SQL functions and equivalent Oracle/PL-SQL functions***
- Connection and setup methods (for one, I believe everything in Oracle resides in schemas generally under a single database?)
- An overview of the reasons people would use Oracle rather than SQL Server
Can anyone recommend a book in this regard? Failing that, can anyone recommend a book on Oracle which is, hopefully, more on the concise side and includes a function reference?