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Oracle Parallel Processing

by Tushar Mahapatra, Sanjay Mishra, Jonathan Gennick (Editor)
 

Parallel processing is becoming increasingly important to database computing. Databases often grow to enormous sizes and are accessed by huge numbers of users. This growth strains the ability of single-processor and single-computer systems to handle the load. More and more, organizations are turning to parallel processing technologies to give them the performance,

Overview

Parallel processing is becoming increasingly important to database computing. Databases often grow to enormous sizes and are accessed by huge numbers of users. This growth strains the ability of single-processor and single-computer systems to handle the load. More and more, organizations are turning to parallel processing technologies to give them the performance, scalability, and reliability they need. Anyone managing a large database, a database with a large number of concurrent users, or a database with high availability requirements—such as a heavily trafficked e-commerce site—needs to know how to get the most out of Oracle's parallel processing technologies.Oracle Parallel Processing is the first book to describe the full range of parallel processing capabilities in the Oracle environment, including those new to Oracle8i. It covers:

  • What is parallel processing—features, benefits, and pitfalls. Who needs it and who doesn't? What features does Oracle provide, and what are their requirements and overhead implications? The book answers these questions and presents the various parallel architectures (SMP, or Symmetric Multiprocessing; MPP, or Massively Parallel Processing; clustered systems; and NUMA, or Non Uniform Memory Access).
  • Oracle parallel execution—Oracle supports a variety of parallel execution features in the database. The book covers the use, administration, and tuning of these features: parallel query, parallel data loading, parallel DML (Data Manipulation Language), parallel object creation (through DDL, or Data Definition Language), and parallel replication propagation.
  • Oracle Parallel Server—Oracle also provides the OPS option, which work to be spread over both multiple CPUs and multiple nodes. This book covers OPS architecture, requirements, administration, tuning, storage management, recovery, and application failover issues.
Oracle Parallel Processing also contains several case studies showing how to use Oracle's parallel features in a variety of real-world situations.

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Describes the parallel processing capabilities of the Oracle8 and Oracle8i environments, such as query, data loading, object creation, and replication propagation. Intended for administrators familiar with Oracle, the guide offers tips for making the transition to a parallel processing environment, and tuning the performance of an Oracle parallel server (OPS) database. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565927018
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/18/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Tushar Mahapatra has been a software developer and consultant since 1987 and has worked on a variety of OLTP and DSS projects using the Oracle database. Presently, as a database architect for a Fortune 500 company, he is responsible for the design, implementation, and deployment of applications in an Oracle Parallel Server environment. He also runs a consulting company that provides database design, application development, and database administration services for Oracle databases. Tushar has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, a master of technology degree in industrial management, and a master of science degree in computer science and management. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Sasmita and their two children. He can be reached by email at tushar@mitrasystems.com.

Sanjay Mishra is a certified Oracle database administrator with more than ten years of IT experience. He has been involved in the design, architecture, and implementation of many mission-critical and decision support databases. He has worked extensively in the areas of database architecture, database management, backup / recovery, performance tuning, Oracle Parallel Server, and parallel execution. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Engineering degree in Systems Science and Automation. He is the coauthor of Oracle Parallel Processing and Oracle SQL Loader: The Definitive Guide (both published by O'Reilly & Associates). Presently, he works as a database architect at Dallas Based i2 Technologies, and can be reached at sanjay_mishra@i2.com.

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