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mentions about database engines aka storage engines. What all storage engines can be used with the Oracle database?

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Oracle is not like MySQL in this. Like most other RDBMSs it comes with it's own built-in storage engine that cannot be exchanged for another.

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For completeness, whilst Jack's answer is technically true, it is possible to use Data Cartridges to expand on vanilla Oracle offerings.

In fact, a company called CopperEye released a new indexing method (patented, now not available) utilizing this functionality. See this old press release. The patent makes for fascinating reading.

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