Oracle9i Architecture

This section describes the base components of the Oracle9i database software across all computers. It describes the various components (including memory, hardware, and network components) that make up the Oracle9i RDBMS environment as well as the interaction between them. In addition, it discusses some of the internal mechanisms to provide a better understanding of how Oracle9i works.

Computer memory is a physical storage device (computer chips) where instructions (programs) and data (data read from the hard disks) are entered and retrieved when needed for processing. It is literally hundreds of thousands times faster to read information from memory rather than directly from disk. It is the job of the computer's operating ...

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