|Too often keywords are used that have different meanings in different products or definitions that are contrary to general usage.
As I locate misunderstandings I will try to link from various Library pages to this page and provide short, succinct, definitions and examples.
If you have something you don't understand and would like added to this page, sorry but it must be Oracle database related not about your parents, children, spouse,
or the sorry state of humanity ... send them to me and I'll try to put something together and post it here.
||This word has many different, unrelated, meanings in different products and contexts within the Oracle family of products. A database block, roughly equivalent to a "page" in SQL Server.
A database block is the smallest unit of logical space allocation within a tablespace datafile. A block can also refer to a PL/SQL block which is a series of commands with a "block" of code that starts
with the word "BEGIN" and completes with the word "END".
||This word has many different, unrelated, meanings in different products owned by different companies, for example the definition in the Oracle database is different from the definition in SQL Server and word,
even in the context of the Oracle Database can have multiple meanings. For example I might use "Cluster" to refer to an operating system cluster, to a Real Applications (RAC) cluster, or to a way of placing multiple segments
into the same block as in, for example, a Sorted Hash Cluster. If you hear the word cluster you need to understand the context and the product to understand what is meant.
||Extended Datatype Support ... refers to support for non-standard data types as in Logical Standby and Streams
||Fine Grained Auditing ... a reference to the DBMS_FGA package
||A table containing an unsorted "heap" of data. All default tables, in all major commercial relational database products,
are heap table. Tables that sort data, for example Index Organized Tables, are not heap tables.
||Row Level Security ... a reference to the DBMS_RLS package
||A subquery that returns exactly one value value or NULL. For example: SELECT dummy FROM dual;
||Transparent Sensitive Data Management ... I have no idea where the "P" came from or the "M" went.