Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g: Maximum Performance for your Database

Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g: Maximum Performance for your Database

by Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, Bill Padfield
     
 

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Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g is about the one database structure at the heart of almost all performance concerns: the index. Database system performance is one of the top concerns in information technology today. Administrators struggle to keep up with the explosion of access and activity driven by the proliferation of computing into everything

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Overview

Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g is about the one database structure at the heart of almost all performance concerns: the index. Database system performance is one of the top concerns in information technology today. Administrators struggle to keep up with the explosion of access and activity driven by the proliferation of computing into everything from phones to tablets to PCs in our increasingly connected world. At the heart of any good-performing database lies a sound indexing strategy that makes appropriate use of indexing, and especially of the vendor-specific indexing features on offer.

Few databases fully exploit the wealth of data access mechanisms provided by Oracle. Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g helps by bringing together information indexing and how to use it into one, convenient and blissfully short volume that you can read quickly and have at your fingertips for reference. Learn the different types of indices available and when each is best applied. Recognize when queries aren’t using indices as you intend. Manage your indexing for maximum performance. Let Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g be your guide to deep mastery of the most fundamental performance optimization structure in Oracle Database.

  • Explains how indices work, how they help, and how they hinder
  • Demystifies the various index choices
  • Describes the database administration chores associated with indices
What you’ll learn
  • Create an overall indexing strategy to guide your decisions
  • Choose the correct indexing mechanisms for your applications
  • Manage and maintain indices to avoid degradation and preserve efficiency
  • Take better advantage of underused index types such as index-organized tables
  • Choose the appropriate columns to index, with confidence
  • Blend partitioning and materialized views into your indexing strategy
Who this book is for

Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g is for all levels of database administrators and application developers who are struggling with the database performance and scalability challenge. Any database administrator involved with indexing, which is any database administrator period, will appreciate the wealth of advice packed into this gem of a book.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction to Oracle Indexes
  2. B-Tree Indexes
  3. Bitmap and Bitmap-join Indexes
  4. Index-organized Tables
  5. Specialized Indexes
  6. Partitioned Indexes
  7. Index Tuning
  8. Index Maintenance
  9. Oracle Tuning Advisor
  10. Oracle Access Advisor
  11. Indexes and Table Clustering

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430237365
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Darl Kuhn is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.
Sam R. Alapati is an experienced Oracle database administrator who holds the Oracle Certified Professional designation and the Hewlett-Packard UNIX System Administrator certification. He currently manages Oracle databases at the Boy Scouts of America's national headquarters in Los Colinas, Texas. Alapati has been dealing with databases for a long time, including the Ingres RDBMS in the mid-1980s. He is also well-versed in the Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM DB2 database management systems.
Bill Padfield is an Oracle Certified Professional, working for a large telecommunications company in Denver, Colorado as a lead database administrator. Bill helps administer and manage a large data warehouse environment consisting of more than 75 databases. Bill has been an Oracle Database administrator for more than 14 years, and has been in the IT industry since 1985. Bill also teaches graduate database courses at Regis University and currently resides in Aurora, Colorado with his wife, Oyuna, and son, Evan.

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