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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072230659
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Series: Oracle Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 852,204
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Kyte (Leesburg, VA) is among the most knowledgeable Oracle professionals in the world. He is Vice President in the Oracle Government, Education, and Health group and is the “Tom” behind the Ask Tom column in Oracle Magazine and the online forum at http://asktom.oracle.com. He has answered thousands of technical questions that sparked the creation of this book and is the author of Expert One-on-One Oracle (Wrox).

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Table of Contents

1 The right approach to building applications 1
2 Your performance toolkit 75
3 Architectural decisions 161
4 Effective administration 201
5 Statement processing 241
6 Getting the most out of the cost-based optimizer 303
7 Effective schema design 367
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Excellent Oracle design book

    If you¿ve ever looked over anything about the Oracle database, you¿ve likely come across the name of this book¿s author, Tom Kyte. Like his articles, this book is designed to help the reader get the most out of the Oracle database. This is an excellent book for understanding the inner workings of Oracle database engine. The theme of this book is that by understanding how Oracle works, you can write highly scalable, high performing applications. If you don¿t know how your database works, you¿ll always be frustrated and less likely to have a well-performing database. The author is absolutely serious about this point and drives it home by dispelling many myths surrounding Oracle (e.g. partitioning is always better than not partitioning). By discussing these technical details, the reader is equipped with the knowledge to build an application designed to perform. If you¿re looking for a book to learn how to write effective PL/SQL, then you might be slightly disappointed by this book. While there is a great chapter on the Oracle specifics of writing SQL, this book is designed to architecting the entire database, not just the SQL statements run inside the database. I think this a very effective (and sadly novel) approach to database design. There are all too many books out there which concentrate on writing fast SQL, with little regard for the underlying data design and structure. This is by far the best book I have read on understanding how Oracle works. The author covers everything from design to disaster recovery. If you are responsible for maintaining an Oracle database, I would highly recommend this book.

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