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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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scalability

The ability of a system to continue to provide adequate performance as the amount of data, the number of users, or both increase.

SCN

See system change number.

segment

A schema object that stores data outside of the data dictionary. Tables and indexes are segments, while constraints and sequences are not.

segment space management

Defines how free space within a segment is managed.

self-referencing foreign key

A foreign key constraint that refers to the primary key column of the same table.

sequences

Schema objects that generate unique integers.

Server Parameter File (SPFILE)

A binary, dynamically modifiable file that stores a list of instance and database configuration parameters.

server process

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