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OCA: Oracle 10g™ Administration I: Study Guide by Matthew Weishan, Joseph C. Johnson, Bob Bryla, Chip Dawes

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4.2. Network Configurations

You can select from three basic types of network configurations when designing an Oracle infrastructure:

  • Single tier

  • Two tier

  • n-tier

Single tier is the simplest type. It has been around for years and is characterized by the use of terminals for serial connections to the Oracle server. The two-tier configuration is also referred to as the client/server architecture, and more recently the n -tier architecture has been introduced. Let's take a look at each of these configuration alternatives.

4.2.1. Single-Tier Architecture

Single-tier architecture was the standard for many years before the birth of the PC. Applications using single-tier architecture are sometimes referred to as green-screen applications because most ...

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