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1. Multi-Threaded Server.

In an Oracle database MTS is an abbreviation for Multi-Threaded Server.

The definition from Oracle for MTS is: MTS allows many user processes to share very few server processes. Without MTS each user process requires its own dedicated server process; a new server process is created for each client requesting a connection. A dedicated server process remains associated to the user process for the remainder of the connection. With MTS many user processes connect to a dispatcher process. The dispatcher routes client requests to the next available shared server process. The advantage of MTS is that system overhead is reduced, so the number of users that can be supported is increased.

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2. Microsoft Transaction Server.