The following terms were defined in this module:
- Instance affinity: A feature of DBMS_JOB package that limits a job in OPS to one database instance.
- MAP MEMBER function: A function defined as part of an object type to sort or compare object rows with one another.
- Oracle Parallel Server: A database server consisting of multiple database instances that act as a single database. The OPS distributes activity by concurrently executing transactions on multiple database instances. Each database instance can be located on a different machine to maximize use of resources.
- Transparent application failover (TAF): 'A feature in Net8 to seamlessly move a user’s session from one instance to another when the original instance fails.