As a designer we drop a blob onto a piece of graph paper and label it a database server. We never really fully understanding how it works and for the most part we never really need to. Will the article make you a database god? No. Will this article give you a good understanding of the different parts of an Oracle Database and what they do? Yes!
In previous posts such as Linux vs Unix and Types of computer architecture (part 1) we’ve looked at operating systems and types of computer architecture. If you haven’t read these previous posts you may want to.
A platform in technology is the underlying OS + Hardware combination that application/s can run on.