I have been hearing the term "bounce the database" lately, and researching it, it seems that people take it to mean different things.
Most recently is was an Oracle DBA saying:
"not even the DBAs could access the instance, so we had to bounce the database"
Is there a standard definition?
In the context of Oracle databases, I have seen people use it to refer to a shutdown normal, shutdown immediate, or shutdown abort followed by a restart.
Would it mean the same thing in the context of SQL Server? e.g. stop the service, restart, or kill the service abruptly, restart, etc.
Perhaps in all cases it just means to shutdown and restart a database (or instance?, or server?) and depending on the context, can be achieved in a variety of ways.
It's been consistent for me: bounce generally means restart - Bounce SQL Server = restart the service, normally - Bounce the server = reboot - Bounce the PC = reboot - Bounce IIS = run iisreset
I'd interpret "bounce Oracle" as restart the DB engine processes