Personal Oracle lite is single user database for distributed and mobile computing. It supports a full range of Java database features as well as advanced replication. Or in other words it is Oracle's lightweight, fully-functional, single-user object- relational database. A small, zero administration embedded database.
Some of the features supported:
- Java Support
- Java Store Procedure Support
- Java triggers Supported
- Multi-column indexing and outer joins.
- Easy to use graphical user interface
- Supports both object and relational database models
- Simultaneous viewing of classes and relational tables
- Clustering means one than one database server configured for the same user connection. When users connect, one of the server’s responds and connects based on availability. The user is completely ignorant of the fact that there are more than one database servers. It demands high cost due to infrastructure needs. Clustering is hence done on server level.
- Mirroring means, one has many configured databases on the same server. Mirrors are basically copies of the original database. Mirroring is hence done on database level.
WATER MARK is a divided segment of used and free blocks. Blocks which are below high WATER MARK i.e. used blocks, have at least once contained some data. This data might have been deleted later. Oracle knows that blocks beyond high WATER MARK don’t have data; it only reads blocks up to the high WATER MARK during a full table scan.