This section begins with an introduction to Oracle processes and discusses the new processes introduced in Oracle Database 10g. Some of the new processes are dedicated to the advanced manageability features of Oracle Database 10g.
An Oracle database utilizes processes and memory structures to access the database. The memory structures reside in the memory of the machines that host the database. Processes are jobs that operate within the memory.
An Oracle database server has two types of processes:
User processes. User processes, also called client processes, are generated to run Oracle tools (like Enterprise Manager) or application programs (like OCI), and manage the communication ...