For the most part, I really never worry about the word size (32 or 64 bit) when dealing with Oracle. If you have...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
a 32-bit operating system, then you are constrained to a 32-bit Oracle version. If you are running a 64-bit OS, then you can run either Oracle word version, but in most cases, one would choose the 64-bit version. The 64-bit version will let you allocate a larger SGA than the 32-bit version, but other than that, most Oracle DBAs never give this much thought. There are probably a few minor points to consider for a very specific situation, but I haven't run into them.
Dig Deeper on Oracle database administration
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.