Oracle Database / Applications Definitions

  • #

    10g

    10g is Oracle's grid computing product group including (among other things) a database management system (DBMS) and an application server. In addition to supporting grid computing features such as resource sharing and automatic load balancing. (Continued...)

  • A

    AS2 (Applicability Statement 2)

    AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a specification for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between businesses using the Internet's Web page protocol, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

  • autonomous transaction

    In Oracle's database products, an autonomous transaction is an independent transaction that is initiated by another transaction.

  • B

    bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms for the purpose of speeding up and enhancing biological research.

  • C

    CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language)

    CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) is a Web page markup language that allows a Web site developer to create pages with variable information (text or graphics) that is filled in dynamically (on the fly) in response to variables such as user input.

  • concurrent processing

    Concurrent processing is a computing model in which multiple processors execute instructions simultaneously for better performance.

  • correlated subquery

    A correlated subquery is a SQL query that depends on values executed by the outer query in order to complete.

  • D

    delimiter

    In computer programming, a delimiter is a character that identifies the beginning or the end of a character string (a contiguous sequence of characters).

  • distributed database

    A distributed database is a database in which portions of the database are stored on multiple computers within a network.

  • DSML (Directory Services Markup Language)

    DSML (Directory Services Markup Language) is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that enables different computer network directory formats to be expressed in a common format and shared by different directory systems.

  • dynamic SQL (Dynamic Structured Query Language)

    Dynamic SQL is an enhanced form of Structured Query Language (SQL) that, unlike standard (or static) SQL, facilitates the automatic generation and execution of program statements.

  • E

    E. F. Codd (Edgar F. "Ted" Codd)

    E. F. Codd (Edgar F. "Ted" Codd) formed the concepts for organizing and accessing data that are embodied in the relational database, the predominant approach to data organization in today's business world.

  • Exadata

    Exadata (also called Oracle Exadata Database Machine) in-memory database appliance that supports OLTP (transactional) and OLAP (analytical) database systems.

  • Oracle extents

    Oracle extents are a set of contiguous blocks allocated in an Oracle database.

  • F

    field

    A field is an area in a fixed or known location in a unit of data such as a record, message header, or computer instruction that has a purpose and usually a fixed size.

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