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I need to find definitions or explanations (DB2 and Oracle) for:

  • instance
  • database
  • connection
  • authority
  • authorization
  • transaction log
  • tablespace
  • application
  • agent
  • lock
  • lock timeout

Do someone know where can I find this?

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Is this school/homework? – Chopper3 Nov 5 '10 at 11:52
nope... friends told me, that if I want to learn something about DB I must understand this... – Wolfy Nov 5 '10 at 12:15
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This question is very vague; to answer any of it requires understanding most of the rest of it.I can only suggest reading Chapter 1 of Oracle Database Concepts, which covers all of it, and coming back with a more specific question once you've digested all of that.

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