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Oracle 11g Streams Implementer's Guide by Eric Yen, Ann L. R. McKinnell

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Chapter 1. All the Pieces: The Parts of an Oracle 11g Streams Environment

Oracle Streams provides a flexible data-distribution architecture, founded on Advanced Queuing. This architecture allows users to not only distribute data and changes between Oracle databases, but also non-Oracle databases. The architecture supports flexibility far beyond that of Oracle's Advanced Replication allowing users to direct, manipulate, and transform data changes as they flow through the distributed environment.

In the Preface of this book, we have discussed the concepts of replication and distributed systems and why they are used. Often, Streams is used to replicate data between different business units. One example of this is using Streams to replicate data from ...

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