Expert Oracle Database Architecture: Oracle Database 9i, 10g, and 11g Programming Techniques and Solutions

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Apress, Jul 25, 2010 - Computers - 832 pages
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Now in its second edition, this best-selling book by Tom Kyte of "Ask Tom" fame continues to bring you some of the best thinking on how to apply Oracle Database to produce scalable applications that perform well and deliver correct results. Tom has a simple philosophy: you can treat Oracle as a black box and just stick data into it or you can understand how it works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment. If you choose the latter, then youíll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly.

This fully revised second edition covers the developments up to Oracle Database 11g. Each feature is taught in a proof-by-example manner, not only discussing what it is, but also how it works, how to implement software using it, and the common pitfalls associated with it.

Donít treat Oracle Database as a black-box. Get this book. Get under the hood. Turbo-charge your career.

  • Fully revised to cover Oracle Database 11g
  • Proof-by-example approach: Let the evidence be your guide
  • Dives deeply into Oracle Databaseís most powerful features
What youíll learn
  • Develop an evidence-based approach to problem solving
  • Manage transactions in highly concurrent environments
  • Speed access to data through table and index design
  • Manage files and memory structures for performance and reliability
  • Scale up through partitioning and parallel processing
  • Load and unload data to interface with external systems
  • Think for yourself; donít take Tomís word for it!
Who this book is for

This book is aimed at Oracle Database administrators, at PL/SQL and Java developers writing code to be deployed inside the database, and at developers of external applications who use Oracle Database as a data store. It is the go-to book for those wishing to create efficient and scalable applications.

Table of Contents
  1. Developing Successful Oracle Applications
  2. Architecture Overview
  3. Files
  4. Memory Structures
  5. Oracle Processes
  6. Locking and Latching
  7. Concurrency and Multi-versioning
  8. Transactions
  9. Redo and Undo
  10. Database Tables
  11. Indexes
  12. Datatypes
  13. Partitioning
  14. Parallel Execution
  15. Data Loading and Unloading
  16. Data Encryption

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About the author (2010)

Thomas Kyte isvice president of the Core Technologies Group at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.0.9 was released in 1993. Kyte, however, has been working with Oracle since version 5.1.5c. At Oracle, Kyte works with the Oracle database, and more specifically, he helps clients who are using the Oracle database and works directly with them specifying and building their systems or rebuilding and tuning them. Prior to working at Oracle, Kyte was a systems integrator who built large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications for military and government clients.

Tom Kyte is the same "Ask Tom" whose column appears in Oracle Magazine, where he answers questions about the Oracle database and tools that developers and database administrators struggle with every day.

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