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July 31, 2020

Oracle Database 101: Its Features, Architecture, and Benefits

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The Oracle Database (Oracle DB) is at par with Microsoft’s SQL Server in the industry or large-scale database market. While there are other database solutions available, a majority of these alternatives command a smaller market share compared to the SQL Server and Oracle DB. If you’re looking for a better documented and more predictable concurrency model, however, it’s best to choose Oracle DB.

But first, what is Oracle Database, and what is it used for?

Understanding the Oracle Database

Oracle DB is a multi-model database management system (DBMS) designed for enterprise computing. It is one of the most flexible and cost-effective platforms to use when managing applications and information. The purpose of the Oracle Databasegoes beyond storing and retrieving information; it also creates large pools of modular storage and servers. Using this advanced architecture, you can provision each new system from a pool of components.

The Oracle Database runs on most major operating systems, including UNIX, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Oracle’s DBMS software is available in different versions, depending on your system’s requirements and your financial capability:

  • Standard Edition. Contains the basic functionalities for Oracle DB beginners
  • Enterprise Edition. Offers all the features of Oracle DB, which includes superior security and performance, the most robust edition of the platform.
  • Express Edition. This edition comes with a free and limited Linux and Windows edition.
  • Oracle Lite. Ideal for mobile devices.

Key Features of the Oracle

The Oracle DB is known for its architecture, which is split between the physical aspect and the logical aspect. The structure is designed for large-scale grid computing and allows users to access data no matter where they are. Oracle DB allows for a more modular and physical structure that can be altered without compromising the database’s activity.

Oracle DB’s form of sharing resources offers flexible data networks with capacities that can be scaled up or down. It also provides a robust system with a networked schema of storage resources, which means that, should there be any failure, the trouble would be confined to a localized area.

What are the Advantages of the Oracle Database?


Oracle is capable of meeting demanding tasks. It has easily passed the ACID test, which is a tool that ensures the integrity of stored data. This test proves that the Oracle DB is capable of delivering high integrity in data storage.


Oracle DB can be used for all corporation-level applications due to its high-level functionality. It offers a combination of integrated business solutions and advanced technology. This platform is ideal for enterprises that have huge amounts of data to access and store.

Backup and Recovery

The platform provides industrial-strength support for online backup and recovery. It has good tolerance to disk failure, which enables you to make a point-in-time recovery. You’ll need enough storage to do this, but Oracle continues to support archiving to tape devices that span multiple volumes.

Make database management seamless for your large-scale organization. If you are planning to integrate Oracle Database, eVerge Group is eager to be of assistance. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Oracle Database 101: Its Features, Architecture, and Benefits

July 31, 2020

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