Describe Oracle architecture in brief

Describe Oracle architecture in brief.

The Oracle database has:

Logical layer : The components of the logical layer map the data to these physical components.

Physical layer : The physical layer consists of the files that reside on the disk.

Tablespaces and Datafiles
The database is divided into one or more logical pieces known as tablespaces. A tablespace is used to logically group data together.

The Database Schema : A collection of logical-structure objects, known as schema objects.

These schema objects consist of structures such as:
- tables,
- clusters,
- indexes,
- views,
- stored procedures,
- database triggers, and
- sequences.

Segments, Extents, and Data Blocks
Within Oracle, the space used to store data is controlled by the use of logical structures. These structures consist of the following:

Data blocks -
A block is the smallest unit of storage in an Oracle database. (contains header information concerning the block itself as well as the data)

Extents - Extents consist of data blocks.

Segments - A segment is a set of extents used to store a particular type of data.

The Oracle Instance has:

- User processes
- Oracle background processes
- The shared memory

The Oracle Memory Structure contains:

- The System Global Area (SGA)
- The Data-Dictionary Cache
- The Program Global Area (PGA)
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Thato Morake 03-7-2017