Physical Database design Using Oracle

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The evolution of Oracle has led to a revolution in design practices. For Oracle 10g, database physical structures have become more complex than ever before and database designers face multiple ways to implement their logical models. IS students studying database design and administration need to be able to implement management systems in a way that enables fast performance while preserving logical data structures. Physical Database Design Using Oracle correlates logical data models with the physical implementation structures that Oracle provides. It allows students to learn how to take logical data models and convert them into a series of data structures that permit fast and easy logical access to data. Oracle 10g offers object-oriented data structures, pure relational data structures, and specialized data structures such as index-organized tables. Given so many choices, future DBAs and Oracle designers must understand the approprate use of each physical technology and how it maps to their data models. This textbook is targeted at undergraduate and graduate IS students working to become the Oracle professionals of the near future. It is expected that they already have exposure to basic Oracle database administration. The expert guidance provided by this textbook offers the insight needed to choose appropriate physical models for mission-critical applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849318177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Foundations of Database Design Series, #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Relational Databases and Physical Design
Systems Analysis and Physical Database Design
Introduction to Logical Database Design
Entity/Relation Modeling
Bridging between Logical and Physical Models
Physical Design Requirements Validation

Data Relationships and Physical Design
Massive De-Normalization: STAR Schema Design
Designing Class Hierarchies
Materialized Views and De-Normalization
Referential Integrity

Planning the Server Environment
Designing the Network Infrastructure for Oracle
Oracle Network Design
Oracle Disk Design

SGA Parameter Components
Designing the Shared Pool
Library Cache Usage Measurement
Oracle Event Waits
The Shared Pool Advisory Utility
Designing the Data Buffers
Design with the Data Buffer Hit Ration (DBHR)
Pinning Packages in the SGA

Sizing Oracle Data Blocks
The Evolution of Oracle File Structures
Design for Oracle Segment Storage
Automatic Segment Space Management
Replication Design

Table Replication Design
Oracle External Tables
Design with Materialized Views
Oracle Object Structures
Design with VARRAY Tables
Using Nested Tables

Index Design Basics
Evaluating Oracle Index Access Methods
Designing High-Speed Index Access
Oracle Optimizer and Index Design
Physical Row-Ordering and Index Design
Using Multicolumn Indexes
How Oracle Chooses Indexes
Index Design for STAR Schemas
Indexing Alternatives to B-Tree Indexes
Design for Oracle Full-Index Scans
Basics of Function-Based Indexes
Invoking the Full-Index Scan with a Function-Based Index
How to use Oracle9I Bitmap Join Indexes

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