Single-Tenant, Multitenant, and Application Containers
In the previous chapter we detailed how to create a container database, an indispensable foundation of the multitenant architecture. However, at this point you may be wondering whether multitenant is for you. Perhaps you have heard the term “multitenant option,” which suggests that additional licensing is required, or you exclude yourself because you are running Oracle Database Standard Edition. On the other hand, you are also aware that the old architecture, known as non-CDB (non–container database), is now deprecated. So what should you do?
These are important questions and concerns ...