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SQL Server Essentials for Oracle DBAs: (03a) Instance Architecture Part 1

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Module 3 discusses the memory and process architectures that are key to a database's performance. The module goes into the details of the hierarchy of memory areas of an instance and its configuration. This module also describes how the various functions of the RDBMS are accomplished by the different processes running in the background. Finally, in this module, we look at the changes Oracle has made in its internal architecture on Microsoft Windows platform between 9i and 11g to exploit the advantages offered by the operating system mechanisms and how they compare to SQL Server's implementation.

  • [07:15] - Memory Architecture
  • [16:30] - Memory Address Space - Comparison
  • [22:23] - Monitoring memory usage
  • [29:48] - Process and Thread-Based architecture

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