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This is the only real Oracle9i database administration book in the market! This 1,000+ page book enables a beginner or intermediate level Oracle DBA or Oracle developer/manager to master the art of building and managing complex Oracle9i databases. Expert Oracle9i Database Administration is thorough in covering all aspects of the 9i database, and includes a UNIX primer as well as an introduction to SQL and PL/SQL. Author Sam Alapati covers the entire spectrum of the new Oracle9i RDBMS software and clearly explains how to use all of its powerful features.

Currently there is no one book that includes the necessary UNIX administration, Windows NT management, and SQL backgrounds and the necessary database administration principles. This book fills that gap well, by providing all the necessary material in one comprehensive volume.

It takes several courses as well as mastery of several Oracle manuals to become a proficient database administrator. Readers will be able to become expert Oracle Database administrators by using this book. Expert Oracle9i Database Administration is designed to be the most complete Oracle9i database text available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590590225
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1248
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer
Pt. 1 Database Basics, Data Modeling, and UNIX/Linux 1
Ch. 1 The Oracle DBA's World 3
Ch. 2 Relational Database Modeling and Database Design 25
Ch. 3 Essential UNIX (and Linux) for the Oracle DBA 55
Pt. 2 The Oracle RDBMS 105
Ch. 4 Installing the Oracle9i RDBMS 107
Ch. 5 Introduction to the Oracle9i Architecture 139
Ch. 6 Using SQL[superscript *]Plus and iSQL[superscript *]Plus 197
Ch. 7 Schema Management in Oracle9i 237
Ch. 8 Oracle Transaction Management 309
Pt. 3 Database Creation, Connectivity, and User Management 261
Ch. 9 Creating an Oracle Database 363
Ch. 10 Connectivity and Networking 425
Ch. 11 User Management and Database Security 469
Pt. 4 Data Loading, Backup, and Recovery 531
Ch. 12 Loading and Transforming Data 533
Ch. 13 Using the Export and Import Utilities 579
Ch. 14 Backing Up Databases 611
Ch. 15 Database Recovery 673
Pt. 5 Managing the Operational Oracle Database 721
Ch. 16 Managing the Operational Database 723
Ch. 17 Using Oracle9i Enterprise Manager 771
Pt. 6 Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting the Production Database 819
Ch. 18 Improving Database Performance: SQL Query Optimization 821
Ch. 19 Performance Tuning: Tuning the Instance 887
Ch. 20 The Oracle Date Dictionary and the Dynamic Performance Views 973
Ch. 21 Using Oracle PL/SQL Packages 1029
Ch. 22 Managing Oracle Databases on Windows and Linux Systems 1077
App A Brief Oracle9i SQL and PL/SQL Primer 1105
Index 1145
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    Perfect Book for New and Experienced DBA

    While this book does not delve in depth into many of the more advanced features of the 9i release of the Oracle Database, 'Expert Oracle9i Database Administration' does a wonderful job of bringing the features to the level where the reader is. This is probably the books best feature. Not only does it introduce new DBAs to the concepts of Relational Databases, but also Linux, Unix and Windows as they apply to the database. Not only does the Alapati lead you through the architecture of the 9i database, but provides practical advice and tips that the reader will find himself relying on as he works every day with the database. The How-Tos are some of the most useful and practical that I have seen. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning Oracle or anyone who is already working with it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    All you need about oracle in one book

    You will find a lot of books that talks about oracle 9i DBA but you can't find a book that talks about oracle , linux,unix,Windows NT,SQL, SQL*plus and PL/SQL , 'Expert Oracle9i Database Administration' did it . You will find in this box a good introduction to the world of Oracle .first it takes you to the fundementals of RDBMS then you will find your self is involved with the world of DBA . The author didn't forget to give you the basic skills to use UNIX (or linux) machine - that every DBA will need to know - and after that he explain the Architecture of Oracle databases and how it works . After this introductional Chapters , the book dive in the using of SQL*PLUS to manipulate with oracle databases, The book put all you need to know to Create an Oracle Database in one chapter and anothe chapter to explain how to work with oracke and networking and other chapters to User Management, Loading and Transforming Data, how to Use the Export and Import Utilities in Oracle ,how to Back Up Databases and how to Use Oracle9i Enterprise Manager and more . finally ..... in my opinion if you are a beginner or intermediate level Oracle DBA you will need this book a lot to give you a lot of secrets to success in the DBA's world . Thank you Apress to publish this books and of course many thanks to Sam R. Alapati

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2003

    Bet Oracle 9i DBA Book in the Market!

    This book does a great job of presenting the Oracle9i Release 2 DBA information. The author spares no effort to explain in detail, with the help of numerous examples, how the many new features of Oracle 9i work. You can't go wrong with this book if you are looking for a one volume Oracle 9i DBA handbook/text. Be far, the best book on Oracle 9i DBA in the market. Most other books are rewrites of older Oracle versions. this book promises and delivers real Oracle 9i content.

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