Oracle: The Complete Reference by George B. Koch, Kevin Loney
This book contains a huge alphabetical reference of all Oracle commands,functions,syntax,key words,concepts,and products. There's a thorough review of critical database concepts and an overview of SQL,as well as insider's tips and techniques for developing Oracle products. Throughout the text are extensive examples of the effective use,design,and maintenance of databases. It also shows how Oracle7's gateway capabilities allow users to transparently integrate new and existing data,systems,and applications. There is a new chapter titled "The Hitchiker's Guide to Oracle Optimizer",a end-user guide to tuning SQL.