Expert Oracle Database Architecture: 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions

Expert Oracle Database Architecture: 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions

by Thomas Kyte
     
 

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This is a defining book on the Oracle database for any developer or database administrator who works with Oracle-driven database applications. Tom Kyte has 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

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This is a defining book on the Oracle database for any developer or database administrator who works with Oracle-driven database applications. Tom Kyte has 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 will find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly.

Expert Oracle Database Architecture is the first of a three-book series that completely explores and defines the Oracle database. It covers all of the most important Oracle architecture features, including:

  • Files, memory structures and processes
  • Locking and latching
  • Transactions, concurrency and multi-versioning
  • Tables and Indexes
  • Datatypes
  • Partitioning and parallelism

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.

This fully revised edition covers both the 9i and 10g versions. It also comes with a CD containing a searchable PDF of the 8i version of the book.

Tom has fully revised and expanded the architecture-related sections from Expert One-on-One Oracle (a searchable PDF of which is included on the CD accompanying this book), and added substantial new material. He focuses solely on 9i and 10g architecture in this book and refers to the CD for 8i-specific details. The number of changes will surprise you.

In summary, this book provides a one-stop resource containing deep wisdom on the design, development and administration of Oracle applications, written by one of the world's foremost Oracle experts, Thomas Kyte.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430200673
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
768
File size:
2 MB

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.

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