Cost Based Oracle Fundamentals

Author: Jonathan Lewis
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430200871
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jonathan Lewis is one of the world's foremost authorities in this field (he is frequently quoted and reference by other leading experts, such as Tom Kyte – see for example http://asktom.oracle.com/pls/ask/download_file?p_file=3067171813508366601 Book will be strongly co-promoted with Tom Kyte's Expert Oracle Database Architecture (1-59059-530-0) Highlights traps for those migrating from Oracle 8i to 9i to 10g, potentially averting often disastrous performance issues and downtime (=lost revenue) The first comprehensive book written to investigate, describe, and demonstrate the methods used by the Cost Based Optimizer Jonathan is one of very few Oracle authors to maintain online enhancements, errata and addenda pages, so the reader will be supported long after the book is published

Oracle Core Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

Author: Jonathan Lewis
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430239557
Format: PDF, Docs
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Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers by Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every database administrator needs for troubleshooting—no more, no less. Oracle Database seems complex on the surface. However, its extensive feature set is really built upon upon a core infrastructure resulting from sound architectural decisions made very early on that have stood the test of time. This core infrastructure manages transactions and the ability to commit and roll back changes, protects the integrity of the database, enables backup and recovery, and allows for scalability to thousands of users all accessing the same data. Most performance, backup, and recovery problems that database administrators face on a daily basis can easily be identified through understanding the essential core of Oracle Database architecture that Lewis describes in this book. Provides proven content from a world-renowned performance and troubleshooting expert Emphasizes the significance of internals knowledge to rapid identification of database performance problems Covers the core essentials and does not waste your time with esoterica

Beginning Oracle SQL

Author: Tim Gorman
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430265566
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Beginning Oracle SQL is your introduction to the interactive query tools and specific dialect of SQL used with Oracle Database. These tools include SQL*Plus and SQL Developer. SQL*Plus is the one tool any Oracle developer or database administrator can always count on, and it is widely used in creating scripts to automate routine tasks. SQL Developer is a powerful, graphical environment for developing and debugging queries. Oracle's is possibly the most valuable dialect of SQL from a career standpoint. Oracle's database engine is widely used in corporate environments worldwide. It is also found in many government applications. Oracle SQL implements many features not found in competing products. No developer or DBA working with Oracle can afford to be without knowledge of these features and how they work, because of the performance and expressiveness they bring to the table. Written in an easygoing and example-based style, Beginning Oracle SQL is the book that will get you started down the path to successfully writing SQL statements and getting results from Oracle Database. Takes an example-based approach, with clear and authoritative explanations Introduces both SQL and the query tools used to execute SQL statements Shows how to create tables, populate them with data, and then query that data to generate business results What you’ll learn Create database tables and define their relationships. Add data to your tables. Then change and delete that data. Write database queries that generate accurate results. Avoid common traps and pitfalls in writing SQL queries, especially from nulls. Reap the performance and expressiveness of analytic and window functions. Make use of Oracle Database's support for object types. Write recursive queries to query hierarchical data. Who this book is for Beginning Oracle SQL is aimed at developers and database administrators who must write SQL statements to execute against an Oracle database. No prior knowledge of SQL is assumed. Table of Contents 1. Relational Database Systems and Oracle 2. Introduction to SQL and SQL*Plus, and SQL Developer 3. Data Definition, Part I 4. Retrieval: The Basics 5. Retrieval: Functions 6. Data Manipulation 7. Data Definition, Part II 8. Retrieval: Joins and Grouping 9. Retrieval: Advanced Features 10. Views 11. Automating 12. Object-Relational Features 13. Appendix A – Case Tables 14. Appendix B – Exercise Solutions

Effective Oracle by Design

Author: Thomas Kyte
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071776788
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tom Kyte of Oracle Magazine’s “Ask Tom” column has written the definitive guide to designing and building high-performance, scalable Oracle applications. The book covers schema design, SQL and PL/SQL, tables and indexes, and much more. From the exclusive publisher of Oracle Press books, this is a must-have resource for all Oracle developers and DBAs.

Oracle Insights

Author: Cary Millsap
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430207382
Format: PDF, Docs
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* Encapsulates the knowledge and experience of some of the foremost experts in Oracle development, the vast majority of whom are also established and successful authors. * Covers landmark software and techniques (invented by the authors) that have changed the face of Oracle development. * A broad ranging, anecdotal and humorous title that will appeal to anyone (developers, DBAs, manager, architects etc) involved with and Oracle-based project. * Simplified code snippets, the book provides real solutions that people can then build upon themselves.

Oracle SQL Tuning with Oracle SQLTXPLAIN

Author: Stelios Charalambides
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484224361
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn through this practical guide to SQL tuning how Oracle's own experts do it, using a freely downloadable tool called SQLTXPLAIN. This new edition has been expanded to include AWR, Oracle 12c Statistics, interpretation of SQL Monitor reports, Parallel execution, and Exadata-related features. Reading this book and using SQL helps you learn to tune even the most complex SQL, and you'll learn to do it quickly, without the huge learning curve usually associated with tuning as a whole. Firmly based in real-world problems, this book helps you reclaim system resources and avoid the most common bottleneck in overall performance, badly tuned SQL. You'll learn how the optimizer works, how to take advantage of its latest features, and when it's better to turn them off. Best of all, the book is updated to cover the very latest feature set in Oracle Database 12c. Covers AWR report integration Helps with SQL Monitor Report Interpretation Provides a reliable method that is repeatable Shows the very latest tuning features in Oracle Database 12c Enables the building of test cases without affecting production What You'll Learn Identify how and why complex SQL has gone wrong Correctly interpret AWR reports generated via SQLTXPLAIN Collect the best statistics for your environment Know when to invoke built-in tuning facilities Recognize when tuning is not the solution Spot the steps in a SQL statement's execution plan that are critical to performance of that statement Modify your SQL to solve performance problems and increase the speed and throughput of production database systems Who This Book Is For divAnyone who deals with SQL and SQL tuning. Both developers and DBAs will benefit from learning how to use the SQLTXPLAIN tool, and from the problem solving methodology in this book.

Expert Oracle Practices

Author: Pete Finnigan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430226684
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is an anthology of effective database management techniques representing the collective wisdom of the OakTable Network. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into security, national language, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Oracle Database technologies. You’ll learn to effectively plan for and monitor performance, to troubleshoot systematically when things go wrong, and to manage your database rather than letting it manage you. What you’ll learn Adopt a rational approach to database management; eliminate guesswork Add value to your organization as a database professional Manage and optimize performance Exploit different platform technologies Secure your organization's data Gain deep understanding of database internals and structures Who this book is for This book is aimed at Oracle database administrators who want to further their careers by implementing sound and proven database administration practices—and especially repeatable and predictable practices—in their daily work. Table of Contents Battle Against Any Guess A Partly Cloudy Future Developing a Performance Methodology The DBA as Designer Running Oracle on Windows Managing SQL Performance PL/SQL and the CBO Understanding Performance Optimization Methods Choosing a Performance Optimization Method Managing the Very Large Database Statistics Troubleshooting Latch Contention Measuring for Robust Performance User Security Securing Data

Troubleshooting Oracle Performance

Author: Christian Antognini
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430257598
Format: PDF, Docs
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Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, 2nd Edition is your systematic guide to diagnosing and resolving performance problems in database-backed applications involving Oracle's database engine. Christian Antognini brings a decade and a half experience to his topic. His first edition is one of the most well-respected books in its field. This second edition has been rigorously updated to cover the latest developments in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 through Oracle Database 12c. What do you do when your database application isn’t running fast enough? You troubleshoot, of course. Finding the slow part of an application is often the easy part of the battle. It’s finding a solution that’s difficult. Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, 2nd Edition helps by providing a systematic approach to addressing the underlying causes of poor database application performance. The author freely shares his experience while explaining the underlying foundations of how SQL statements are executed by the Oracle database engine. You'll be able to draw a solid foundation of theory and shared experience as you face head-on the performance challenges in your daily work. Written for developers by an application developer who has learned by doing Gives a systematic approach to solving database application performance problems Helps you plan for performance as you would for any other application requirement

Pro Oracle SQL

Author: Karen Morton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430262206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pro Oracle SQL, Second Edition unlocks the power of SQL in the Oracle database—one of the most potent SQL implementations on the market today. To master it requires a multi-pronged approach: learn the language features, learn how and why the language features work, learn the supporting features that Oracle provides to help use the language effectively, and learn to think and work in sets. Karen Morton has updated the content for Oracle version 12c and helps you master powerful aspects of Oracle SQL from the inside-out. You’ll learn analytic functions, the MODEL clause, and advanced grouping syntax—features that will help in creating good queries for reporting and business intelligence applications. Pro Oracle SQL, Second Edition also helps you minimize parsing overhead, read execution plans, test for correct results, understand performance management, and exert control over SQL execution in your database. You’ll learn when to create indexes, how to verify that they make a difference, how to use SQL Baselines and Profiles to optimize and stabilize SQL execution plans, and much more. You’ll also understand how SQL is optimized for working in sets, and that the key to getting accurate results lies in making sure that queries ask clear and precise questions. Pro Oracle SQL, Second Edition helps you work at a truly professional level in the Oracle dialect of SQL. You’ll master the language, the tools to work effectively with the language, and the right way to think about a problem in SQL. Endorsed by the OakTable Network, a group of Oracle technologists well-known for their rigorous and scientific approach to Oracle Database performance Comprehensive—goes beyond the language with a focus on what you need to know to write successful queries and data manipulation statements. Performance focused—teaches you how to measure the performance of your SQL statements and not just the syntax. What you’ll learn Master powerful SQL features implemented in the Oracle Database Understand how the Oracle Optimizer develops execution plans Read and interpret SQL execution plans Quickly diagnose and fix badly performing SQL Control execution plans through hints, profiles, and plan baselines Optimize queries within packaged applications without touching the code Recognize when not to waste time on SQL that is performing optimally Who this book is for Pro Oracle SQL, Second Edition is aimed at developers and database administrators who submit SQL for execution by an Oracle database. Readers should already know the basic four SQL statements, and be ready to learn deeply about Oracle’s specific implementation of the language, including Oracle-specific features and syntax. Readers should also want to learn about Oracle Database features such as analytic queries, the MODEL clause, and the WITH clause (subquery factoring) that are designed to help developers and database administrators exert control over their SQL environment and its execution. Table of Contents Core SQL SQL Execution Access and Join Methods SQL is About Sets It’s About the Question SQL Execution Plans Advanced Grouping Analytic Functions The Model Clause Subquery Factoring Semi-joins and Anti-joins Indexes Beyond the SELECT Transaction Processing Testing and Quality Assurance Plan Stability Plan Management/Control Cool SQL Constructs

Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration

Author: Iggy Fernandez
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1590599683
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book, written by veteran Oracle database administrator Iggy Fernandez, a regular on the Oracle conference circuit and the editor of NoCOUG Journal, is a manageable introduction to key Oracle database administration topics including planning, installation, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and backups, to name just a few. As is clear from the table of contents, this book is not simply a recitation of Oracle Database features such as what you find in the reference guides available for free download on the Oracle web site. For example, the chapter on database monitoring explains how to monitor database availability, database changes, database security, database backups, database growth, database workload, database performance, and database capacity. The chapters of this book are logically organized into four parts that closely track the way your database administration career will naturally evolve. Part 1 gives you necessary background in relational database theory and Oracle Database concepts, Part 2 teaches you how to implement an Oracle database correctly, Part 3 exposes you to the daily routine of a database administrator, and Part 4 introduces you to the fine art of performance tuning. Each chapter has exercises designed to help you apply the lessons of the chapter. Each chapter also includes a list of reference works that contain more information on the topic of the chapter. In this book, you'll find information that you won't find in other books on Oracle Database. Here you'll discover not only technical information, but also guidance on work practices that are as vital to your success as technical skills. The author's favorite chapter is "The Big Picture and the Ten Deliverables." If you take the lessons in that chapter to heart, you can quickly become a much better Oracle database administrator than you ever thought possible. What you’ll learn Theory of relational database management systems Oracle Database internals Licensing, architecture, and sizing Software installation and database creation Using indexes to improve performance User management and data loading How to monitor all aspects of your database How to solve and fix problems Database backups and database recovery Database maintenance Database tuning SQL tuning Who this book is for If you are an IT professional who has been thrust into an Oracle database administration role without the benefit of formal training, or you just want to understand how Oracle Database works, this book is for you. It's the book the author wishes he'd had when he first started using Oracle Database many years ago. It's the book that he would have liked to have given to the many IT colleagues and friends who, over the years, have asked him to teach them the basics of Oracle Database.