Connection and session are closely related to user process but are very different in meaning.
A connection is a communication pathway between a user process and an Oracle instance. A communication pathway is established using available interprocess communication mechanisms (on a computer that runs both the user process and Oracle) or network software (when different computers run the database application and Oracle, and communicate through a network).
A session is a specific connection of a user to an Oracle instance through a user process. For example, when a user starts SQL*Plus, the user must provide a valid username and password, and then a session is established for that user. A session lasts from the time the user connects until the time the user disconnects or exits the database application.
Multiple sessions can be created and exist concurrently for a single Oracle user using the same username. For example, a user with the username/password of
SCOTT/TIGER can connect to the same Oracle instance several times.
来自 “ ITPUB博客 ” ，链接：http://blog.itpub.net/43132/viewspace-846243/，如需转载，请注明出处，否则将追究法律责任。