Expert Oracle Database Architecture

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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

What you’ll learn

  • Develop an evidence-based approach to problem solving
  • Manage transactions in highly concurrent environments
  • Speed access to data through table and index design
  • Manage files and memory structures for performance and reliability
  • Scale up through partitioning and parallel processing
  • Load and unload data to interface with external systems

Who this book is for

Expert Oracle Database Architecture is aimed at Oracle Database administrators, at PL/SQL and Java developers writing code to be deployed inside the database, and at developers of external applications who use Oracle Database as a data store. It is the go-to book for those wishing to create efficient and scalable applications.

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
In Tom Kyte’s words, “a development team needs at its heart a core of database-savvy developers who are responsible for ensuring the database logic is sound and the system is built to perform from day one.” Kyte’s written Expert Oracle Database Architecture to help you become one of those elite Oracle developers.

You may recognize Kyte as the author of Oracle Magazine’s indispensable online column, “Ask Tom.” Years ago, he wrote Expert One-on-One Oracle, a book that achieved the impossible: unanimous raves. This book contains some architecture-related text from that classic, extensively updated and expanded for Oracle 10g and 9i.

Kyte takes you deep inside Oracle’s architecture, illuminating all you need to know to make optimal use of files, memory structures, processes, locking, latching, concurrency controls, transactions, undo/redo, tables, indexes, datatypes, partitioning, parallel execution, and more.

It’s all informed by Kyte’s coherent development philosophy: First, if it can be done in the database, do it there: That gives you the flexibility to deploy practically anywhere. If possible, do it in a single SQL statement. If not, use PL/SQL. If that doesn’t work, use Java stored procedures. Worst case, use a C external procedure. If none of those options work, are you sure you really need to do it?

Kyte is currently evolving additional coverage from Expert One-on-One Oracle into another new book, Expert Oracle Programming. In the meantime, if you want to read Kyte’s classic in its original form, just buy Expert Oracle Database Architecture. You’ll get it on CD-ROM as a free bonus. Bill Camarda, from the November 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430262985
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/22/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,454,067

Meet the Author

Thomas Kyte is vice president of the Core Technologies Group at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.0.9 was released in 1993. Kyte, however, has been working with Oracle since version 5.1.5c. At Oracle, Kyte works with the Oracle database, and more specifically, he helps clients who are using the Oracle database and works directly with them specifying and building their systems or rebuilding and tuning them. Prior to working at Oracle, Kyte was a systems integrator who built large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications for military and government clients.

Tom Kyte is the same "Ask Tom" whose column appears in Oracle Magazine, where he answers questions about the Oracle database and tools that developers and database administrators struggle with every day.

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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Developing successful Oracle applications 1
Ch. 2 Architecture overview 49
Ch. 3 Files 65
Ch. 4 Memory structures 115
Ch. 5 Oracle processes 155
Ch. 6 Locking and latching 183
Ch. 7 Concurrency and multi-versioning 231
Ch. 8 Transactions 255
Ch. 9 Redo and undo 283
Ch. 10 Database tables 337
Ch. 11 Indexes 421
Ch. 12 Datatypes 489
Ch. 13 Partitioning 557
Ch. 14 Parallel execution 615
Ch. 15 Data loading and unloading 649
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