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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 4.2

Learn the Difference Between Dedicated and Shared Server Architectures

An Oracle database server can be configured to run a dedicated or shared server architecture. This decision determines how the listener processes requests and how server processes work for an Oracle instance. Server processes are the interface between the Oracle database server and user processes, the latter of which must go through a server process that handles the database communication between the user process and the database. The following are a few facts about server processes:

Image Processes database requests, accesses data, and returns the results.

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