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Old 03-09-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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Difference between Oracle Server and Oracle Database

I know it sounds a stupid question, but here it is:

What is the difference between the Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server? I downloaded the Oracle Database, but found out that there exists "Oracle Application Server" ...

Old 03-10-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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Oracle Server is the actual Oracle database and its client software. If you want to run a Oracle database, this is what you are looking for.

Oracle Application Server (OAS) is connects to Oracle database(s) and is used for creating real-time reports and metric information from data found inside the database. OAS can be setup to display the database data as a html, pdf, word document, etc.

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So That means Oracle Application Server acts like a middle ware between the external applications and the Oracle database ..Am I Right?
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Actually, OAS is actually much, much more.

Oracle Application Server is - well - an application server. It competes with IBM Websphere, BEA WebLogic, and JBoss (among other J2EE application servers).

Here's the link to Oracle's page:

Here's an article on "Application Servers" in general:


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