|iSQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference
Part Number A88826-01
Introduction to iSQL*Plus, 3 of 3
iSQL*Plus uses a three-tier architectural model comprising:
The three tiers may or may not be on the same machine. The iSQL*Plus Server must be on the same machine as the Oracle HTTP Server. The middle tier coordinates interactions and resources between the client tier and the database tier. The database tier is Oracle9i. Oracle9i can be installed and accessed on the middle tier, or accessed via Oracle Net.
The iSQL*Plus user interface runs in a web browser connected to the Internet or your intranet. You only need to know the URL of the Oracle HTTP Server to access Oracle9i.
The middle tier contains the Oracle HTTP Server and the iSQL*Plus Server. The iSQL*Plus Server enables communication and authentication between the iSQL*Plus user interface and Oracle9i. Each iSQL*Plus session is uniquely identified, so you can have multiple concurrent sessions open to Oracle9i.
Oracle Net components provide communication between the iSQL*Plus Server and Oracle9i in the same way as for a client server installation of Oracle9i.