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David Hueber

Oracle Basics (1): Oracle Database vs Oracle Instance

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While beginning to work with Oracle, one of the most common confusion is between Oracle database and Oracle instance. At most of the time the term Oracle Database is used to designate the whole Oracle RDBMS architecture. However looking deeper in what is an Oracle RDBMS Server, we can see that it is compose of 2 entities, the database and the instance.

 

So lets have a look to the difference between database and instance.

 
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