Expert Oracle Database Architecture

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Apress, Nov 10, 2014 - Computers - 824 pages
Now in its third edition, this best-selling book 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 Kyte and Darl Kuhn share 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 you’ll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly.

This fully revised third edition covers the developments up to Oracle Database 12c. Significant new content is included surrounding Oracle's new cloud feature set, and especially the use of pluggable databases. 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.

Don’t treat Oracle Database as a black-box. Get this book. Get under the hood. Turbo-charge your career.

  • Revised to cover Oracle Database 12c
  • Proof-by-example approach: Let the evidence be your guide
  • Dives deeply into Oracle Database’s most powerful features
 

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Contents

Developing Successful Oracle Applications
1
Architecture Overview
53
Files
73
Memory Structures
127
Oracle Processes
173
Locking and Latching
205
Concurrency and Multiversioning
253
Transactions
275
Datatypes
511
Partitioning
581
Parallel Execution
659
Data Loading and Unloading
697
Index
767
Contents
v
About the Authors
xvii
About the Technical Reviewers
xix

Redo and Undo
307
Database Tables
355
Indexes
439
Acknowledgments
xxi
Setting Up Your Environment
xxvii
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Thomas Kyte is vice 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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