Expert Oracle RAC 12c

Author: Riyaj Shamsudeen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430250445
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Expert Oracle RAC 12c is a hands-on book helping you understand and implement Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and to reduce the total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) of a RAC database. As a seasoned professional, you are probably aware of the importance of understanding the technical details behind the RAC stack. This book provides deep understanding of RAC concepts and implementation details that you can apply toward your day-to-day operational practices. You’ll be guided in troubleshooting and avoiding trouble in your installation. Successful RAC operation hinges upon a fast-performing network interconnect, and this book dedicates a chapter solely to that very important and easily overlooked topic. All four authors are experienced RAC engineers with a wealth of hard-won experience encountering and surmounting the challenges of running a RAC environment that delivers on its promise. In Expert Oracle RAC 12c they provide you a framework in which to avoid repeating their hard-won lessons. Their goal is for you to manage your own RAC environment with ease and expertise. Provides a deep conceptual understanding of RAC Provides best practices to implement RAC properly and match application workload Enables readers to troubleshoot RAC with ease What you’ll learn Know when to apply RAC, and when not to Design applications to take advantage of RAC Troubleshoot and solve clusterware problems Manage database backup and recovery in RAC Stay on top of locking issues and deadlock detection Harness the performance from parallel processing in RAC Support your RAC environment with a healthy network interconnect Who this book is for Expert Oracle RAC 12c is for experienced Oracle Database Administrators (DBAs) who are ready to take the next step in their career by expanding their skill set to include building and managing Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). DBAs and architects who are in the process of implementing RAC can immensely benefit from this book. It’s an excellent choice for DBAs to learn RAC conceptually, understand best practices, and become experts in troubleshooting RAC problems. Table of ContentsOverview of Oracle RAC Clusterware Management and Troubleshooting RAC Operational Practices RAC New Features Storage and ASM Practices Application Design Issues Managing and Optimizing a Complex RAC Environment Backup and Recovery in RAC Network Practices in RAC RAC Database Optimization Locks and Deadlocks Parallel Query in RAC Clusterware and Database Upgrades Oracle RAC One Node

Expert Oracle Database Architecture

Author: Thomas Kyte
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430262990
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c

Author: Martin Bach
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430244291
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c is your key to reducing data management costs and increasing data center efficiency. Consolidation and cloud computing are converging trends sweeping the industry. The same technologies enabling cloud computing enable consolidation as well, leading to savings on all fronts from the amount of power used for servers to the amount of floor space consumed to the number of administrators needed to manage an installation. Yet the consolidation process can be a long and winding road. Success requires planning, and consideration to the impacts on supporting infrastructure. Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c guides you through planning and implementing a consolidated Oracle Database installation using the many new features built into the latest release of Oracle’s database management system. You’ll learn to identify candidates for consolidation and to recognize instances that are best left stand-alone. The book guides in working with clustered systems and ASM storage in the consolidated environment. Focus is given to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control as a monitoring and management dashboard. Always the goal is to drive towards a cost-effective environment that is efficient both in technology and people. Focuses on the new consolidation features in Oracle Database 12c Helps you evaluate and correctly decide when to consolidate Leads to cost savings and improved data center efficiency

Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux

Author: Julian Dyke
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430229594
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux provides full-life-cycle guidance on implementing Oracle Real Application Clusters in a Linux environment. Real Application Clusters, commonly abbreviated as RAC, is Oracle’s industry-leading architecture for scalable and fault-tolerant databases. RAC allows you to scale up and down by simply adding and subtracting inexpensive Linux servers. Redundancy provided by those multiple, inexpensive servers is the basis for the failover and other fault-tolerance features that RAC provides. Written by authors well-known for their talent with RAC, Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux gives you a rock-solid and technically flawless foundation on which to build your RAC-management skills. Authors Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw share their hard-won experience in building RAC clusters, showing you how to build for success using the very latest Oracle technologies, such as Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware. You’ll learn to troubleshoot performance and other problems. You’ll even learn how to correctly deploy RAC in a virtual-machine environment based upon Oracle VM, which is the only virtualization solution supported by Oracle Corporation. RAC is a complex and powerful technology. It demands expertise in its deployment. You can’t just “wing it” in creating a RAC solution. Julian and Steve have earned the right to term themselves expert—in Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux, they offer a rigorous and technically-correct treatment of RAC that helps you build a solid foundation of expertise and achieve success. Rigorous and technically accurate content Complete coverage of RAC, from planning to implementation to rollout to ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting Up-to-date with the very latest RAC features

Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Author: Kellyn Pot'vin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430249382
Format: PDF, ePub
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Enterprise Manager 12c (EM12c), Oracle’s newest and fully-integrated enterprise management product, now provides a complete cloud lifecycle management solution and enterprise environment management interface. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c opens up the secrets of this incredible management tool, saving you time while enhancing your visibility as someone management can rely upon to deliver reliable database service in today’s increasingly chaotic and change-driven IT environment. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c covers all the topics you demand and need to function effectively, from basic monitoring and configuration to advanced metric extensions and plugins. Real-life scenarios and demonstrations place you in the comfort zone of using the EM12c console, and the experienced author team provides deep understanding of the inner workings of this new Enterprise Manager. Database administrators and system administrators are expected to offer increasing levels of service for 24X7 systems and newer cloud environments. Em12c offers robust, end-to-end intelligent management of the complete environment. It includes direct, real-time integration with Oracle’s online knowledgebase. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c helps you master this important tool and manage any challenge that comes your way. Provides example solutions to everyday problems through EM12c features. Explains the changes in EM12c, included trusted extensions. Focuses on advanced aspects of the EM12c interface. What you’ll learn Installation and agent employment Patching and provisioning Advanced techniques for managing and monitoring Use of EM12c in cloud environments, with RAC, and for Exadata Creation of EM12c plugins and metric extensions High-availability and disaster-recovery options with EM12c Incident Manager and EM12c job management Who this book is for Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is for database administrators who are ready to upgrade, or who have already upgraded to Enterprise Manager 12c. The book also appeals to system administrators who may have responsibility for helping support Oracle Database environments – including RAC and Exadata – at the enterprise level.

RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c

Author: Darl Kuhn
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143024836X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is an example-driven approach to the Oracle database administrator's #1 job responsibility: Be able to recover the database. Of all the things you are responsible for as database administrator, nothing is more important than the data itself. Like it or not, the fearsome responsibility of protecting your organization's most critical data falls squarely upon your shoulders: Lose that data and your company could fail. Lose that data and you could be out of a job. Oracle's flagship database product fortunately implements a wide-ranging feature set to aid you in the all-important task of safeguarding against data loss. Recovery Manager, or RMAN, is at the heart of that feature set, and is the tool most-often used to initiate database backup and recovery operations. In this book, well-known authors and database experts Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Arup Nanda have created a set of examples encompassing the gamut of backup and recovery tasks that you might need to perform. Sometimes, especially when the heat is on, a good example is what you need to get started towards a solution. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c delivers. It’ll be the book you reach for when that dreaded call comes in at 3:00am some dreary morning. It’ll be the book that lets you sleep at night knowing that no matter what transpires, that you've done your job well and can recover from any outage. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c gets right to the point with quick and easy-to-read, step-by-step solutions that can help you backup and recover your data with confidence. What you’ll learn Reliably back up and recover your database using Oracle's Recovery Manager Let Oracle Database manage your backup files via the Fast Recovery Area Automate backup and recovery tasks by writing scripts Troubleshoot RMAN problems and optimize RMAN performance Recover from the loss of a control file, loss of an online redo log, and from other unusual situations Who this book is for RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators responsible for database backup and recovery operations. Table of Contents Backup and Recovery 101 Jump-Starting RMAN Using the Fast Recovery Area Using RMAN Configuring the RMAN Environment Using the Recovery Catalog Making Backups with RMAN Maintaining RMAN Backups and the Repository Scripting RMAN Restoring the Control File Performing Complete Recovery Performing Incomplete Recovery Performing Flashback Recovery Handling Online Redo Log Failures Duplicating Databases and Transporting Data Tuning RMAN Troubleshooting RMAN Implementing Oracle Secure Backup Performing Backup and Recovery with Enterprise Manager Using the Data Recovery Advisor Using RMAN on Windows DataGuard RMAN and RAC RMAN and ASM RMAN and Exadata

Expert Oracle Practices

Author: Pete Finnigan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430226684
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Expert Oracle and Java Security

Author: David Coffin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430238321
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expert Oracle and Java Security: Programming Secure Oracle Database Applications with Java provides resources that every Java and Oracle database application programmer needs to ensure that they have guarded the security of the data and identities entrusted to them. You'll learn to consider potential vulnerabilities, and to apply best practices in secure Java and PL/SQL coding. Author David Coffin shows how to develop code to encrypt data in transit and at rest, to accomplish single sign-on with Oracle proxy connections, to generate and distribute two-factor authentication tokens from the Oracle server using pagers, cell phones (SMS), and e-mail, and to securely store and distribute Oracle application passwords. Early chapters lay the foundation for effective security in an Oracle/Java environment. Each of the later chapters brings example code to a point where it may be applied as-is to address application security issues. Templates for applications are also provided to help you bring colleagues up to the same secure application standards. If you are less familiar with either Java or Oracle PL/SQL, you will not be left behind; all the concepts in this book are introduced as to a novice and addressed as to an expert. Helps you protect against data loss, identity theft, SQL injection, and address spoofing Provides techniques for encryption on network and disk, code obfuscation and wrap, database hardening, single sign-on and two-factor Provides what database administrators need to know about secure password distribution, Java secure programming, Java stored procedures, secure application roles in Oracle, logon triggers, database design, various connection pooling schemes, and much more