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Oracle Essentialsby Rick Greenwald
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Written by Oracle insiders, this indispensable guide distills an enormous amount of information about the Oracle Database into one compact volume. Ideal for novice and experienced DBAs, developers, managers, and users, Oracle Essentials walks you through technologies and features in Oracles product line, including its architecture, data structures, networking, concurrency, and tuning.
Complete with illustrations and helpful hints, this fifth edition provides a valuable one-stop overview of Oracle Database 12c, including an introduction to Oracle and cloud computing. Oracle Essentials provides the conceptual background you need to understand how Oracle truly works.
Written by experienced Oracle insiders, this essential guide distills a vast amount of information into an easy-to-read volume that covers every aspect of the Oracle database. Readers of all technical levels will learn about Oracle's features and technologies, including the product line, architecture, data structures, networking, concurrency, tuning and much more.
Augmented with illustrations and helpful hints, the fifth edition of Oracle Essentials offers a valuable one-stop overview of Oracle Database 12c, Oracle's newest database release. More comprehensible than huge complete references, and more detailed than most primers, this book gives current Oracle users the conceptual background they need to understand how the Oracle database truly works. For those new to Oracle, this all-in-one guide provides an essential introduction that will get them up to speed.
About the Author
Rick Greenwald has been active in the world of computer software for over two decades, including stints with Data General, Cognos, and Gupta. He is currently Director of Product Management with Oracle Corporation, responsible for the Oracle Database Cloud. He has been a principal author of 19 books and countless articles on a variety of technical topics, and has spoken at conferences and training sessions across six continents. Ricks titles include 4 editions of Oracle Essentials (principal author with Robert Stackowiak and Jonathan Stern, O'Reilly Media, Inc), a number of books on Application Express and its predecessors, and books on data warehousing, Oracle programming and Exadata.
Robert Stackowiak has more than 25 years of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence architecture, software development, new database and systems product introduction, and technical sales and sales consulting. During the writing of this edition of Oracle Essentials, he is Vice President of Big Data and Analytics Architecture in Oracles Enterprise Solutions Group. He has spoken on related Oracle topics at a wide variety of conferences including Gartner Groups BI Summit, TDWI, ComputerWorlds BI & Analytics Perspectives, Oracle OpenWorld, and numerous IOUG events. Among the other books he co-authored are the following: Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata (McGraw-Hill Oracle Press), Professional Oracle Programming (WROX), and Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions (Wiley). He can be followed on Twitter @rstackow.
Jonathan Stern used more than 13 years of experience in contributing to the original edition of this book. His background included senior positions in consulting, systems architecture, and technical sales at Oracle and other companies. He demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the Oracle Database across major open systems hardware and operating systems. His expertise included Database tuning, scaling, parallelism, clustering, and high availability for transaction processing systems and data warehousing implementations. Some of the fundamentals of Oracle that he originally contributed to the first edition live on in this edition of Oracle Essentials though much has changed in the Oracle Database since Jonathan passed on. Each edition of this book is a reminder of the talent and attention to detail that he possessed.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Introducing OracleChapter 2: Oracle ArchitectureChapter 3: Installing and Running OracleChapter 4: Oracle Data StructuresChapter 5: Managing OracleChapter 6: Oracle Security, Auditing, and ComplianceChapter 7: Oracle PerformanceChapter 8: Oracle Multiuser ConcurrencyChapter 9: Oracle and Transaction ProcessingChapter 10: Oracle Data Warehousing and Business IntelligenceChapter 11: Oracle and High AvailabilityChapter 12: Oracle and Hardware ArchitectureChapter 13: Oracle Distributed Databases and Distributed DataChapter 14: Oracle Extended DatatypesChapter 15: Oracle and the CloudWhats New in This Book for Oracle Database 12cAdditional ResourcesColophon
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