Database concepts

Informix® servers can handle multiple database entities.

ORACLE supports the multitenant option, to create several Pluggable DataBases (PDBs) in a Container DataBase (CDB). See ORACLE documentation for more details.

Tip: If you have several Informix database entities, migrating from the Informix database to another database it is a good opportunity to centralize all tables in a single database. To avoid conflicts with table names, use a prefix when needed.
ORACLE can manage multiple schemas, but by default other users must give the owner name as prefix to the table name:
SELECT * FROM stores.customer

Solution 1: Using Pluggable DataBases

Oracle supports the multitenant database concept, where you can create several pluggable databases (PDBs) in a root container (CDB). Consider using this feature, if you need to create several copies of the same database entity, that can be accessed/seen as individual data sources.

Solution 2: Using a dedicated schema

In an Oracle database, each user can manage his own database schema. You can dedicate a database user to administer each occurrence of the application database.

Any user can select the current database schema with the following SQL command:

Using this instruction, any user can access the tables without giving the owner prefix as long as the table owner has granted the privileges to access the tables.

You can make the database interface select the current schema automatically with the following fglprofile entry:
dbi.database.dbname.schema = "schema"

When using multiple database schemas, it is recommended that you create them in separated tablespaces to enable independent backups and keep logical sets of tables together. The simplest way is to define a default tablespace when creating the schema owner:

    DEFAULT TABLESPACE deftablespace
     TEMPORARY TABLESPACE tmptablespace