Differences between Oracle Client and Client Home
You may have known the differences between Oracle client and Oracle instant client, but you may not know the differences between Oracle client and Oracle client home installation packages.
When we tried to download a proper Oracle client installation package from Oracle, we see two different targets.
Which one should we choose to download?
The first one is Oracle client home 19c, the second is Oracle client 19c. Basically, they are the same thing, but with different installation approaches.
- Oracle Client
- Oracle Client Home
Oracle client is an installer package, it's required to be uncompressed to any place and then install the uncompressed software into Oracle home directory.
Oracle client home is an image-based package, you can directly uncompress it into Oracle home directory, it's almost done the installation process, just do a little setup thereafter.
Overall, the installation process of Oracle client home is faster than Oracle client, but the result is the same.
Now, you know how to choose the proper client package to download.
To better understand how to install those types of client, you may follow the links below: