Promis.e Help


Oracle, by Oracle Corporation (, is a very popular database based on the client-server model.

Oracle offers several database products with varying capabilities that can be used with Promis.e . Although there are significant differences between these products, the Promis.e issues revolve around the following questions:

  • Is access required to a local or remote (on a server) database?
  • Will access be required from several different types of systems?

The following is a partial listing of Oracle products and requirements for their use with local and remote (on a server) databases:

Product Local Database Remote Database
RDBMS Required (not applicable)
SQL*Plus Required Optional
SQL*Net Optional* Required
Required Support Files Required Required

* Required to support remote clients