V$instance In 12c, What Is Family, What is the meaning of CORE EE, CORE SE ?

(Doc ID 1922322.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In there is a column named "FAMILY" in V$INSTANCE which is not documented:

What is the meaning of this column?

Additionally what is meant by "CORE EE", "CORE SE", "PO" in v$instance.edition ?


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