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Expert Oracle Database 10g Administration (Expert's Voice) Paperback – September 13, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice
  • Paperback: 1304 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (September 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8181283732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590594513
  • ASIN: 1590594517
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,122,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 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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I stronly recommend it.
Jack D. Herrington
This style was very helpful and you can test the examples yourself to see the result.
TLAW_DBA
And if you are a developer, these Parts can be safely skipped.
W Boudville

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jack D. Herrington on October 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
I usually avoid the tomes, unless they are from APress. Where other publishers will put out 1200 page tomes that are all screenshots, with APress it's mainly text. Well written, well organized, well presented text that is informative and straight to the point.

Seriously, there is a lot to know about Oracle administration. And Sam does a great job laying it all out. From the basics of schema maintenance, to some background on unix and linux (possibly the only fat in the book), to advanced topics like database monitoring, materialized views, and performance tuning. This is a master work.

I stronly recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
This comprehensive tome spans some 1200 pages. Divided into 8 parts, each being some broad topic revolving around 10g. The first Part is just background, on data modelling and what it means to run 10g under a unix or linux operating system. This Part should be easy review for most experienced readers.

Part 2 describes the architecture and schema management used under 10g. And by the way, the book is focused on 10g; not on earlier versions. This Part is well worth understanding. It is here that the basic design information for laying out your database is to be found. You also find numerous utilities provided by Oracle, like the System Monitor, that help your management of the database.

Some later Parts are straightforward but somewhat mundane. Specifically about installing 10g and making databases, and about loading data and backing up your data. To a DBA, this are vital tasks; don't get me wrong. But there's nothing too complicated here. And if you are a developer, these Parts can be safely skipped.

Part 7, on performance tuning, is also where a developer should profitably check out. In tandem with understanding the basic layout of your tables, this Part may let you overcome bottlenecks.

Given the size of the book, perhaps the best way to approach it is to focus on a single suitable Part at a time. Each Part is long enough to ensure a serious commitment of your attention, but still not be overwhelming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gadi Bereznitsky on March 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
A good book for a reader that did not attend Oracle courses or lack an expertise in several fields, definitely not a study textbook, but a reference for already working DBA.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bear Hugger on August 9, 2007
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read one month before taking the class, at lease, because it's not a 1200 pages book full of snapshot, but full of characters. good for students who never touch the Unix/Linux subject
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TLAW_DBA on February 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you are serious about mastering Oracle 10g, get this book and read it over and over. The author delivers a heavy book full of useful information you will need in your journey as a competent DBA.
Part 1 can be considered as a refresher. In part 1 the author covered important topics such as Data modeling, Normalization, tools and utilities in UNIX/LINUX a DBA needs for his job. The rest of the book focused on Oracle database 10g. The following areas (Architecture, Installation, Connectivity and User Management, Backup and Recovery, Database Management, Performance Tuning etc..) were covered in great details. For almost every thing the author provides an example to back his writing. This style was very helpful and you can test the examples yourself to see the result.
The step by step instruction of installing Oracle 10g on Unix/Linux is well done in the book. I have used it many times and it works.
Even though much of the examples in the book are on Unix or Linux platform, there is a chapter that covers Oracle 10g on Windows.
Overall it is a good book to use as a reference. It provides a lot of information you can quickly use and get your database up and running. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cox on June 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
The book is a solid, painstakingly detailed Oracle 10g DBA handbook. This book covers the latest Oracle 10g Release 2 features in detail and is an excellent reference for DBAs as well as developers and managers who are using the 10g database.

The book provides excellent coverage of all 10g features, such as the Automatic Workload Repository and the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM). There is very good coverage of features such as the SQL Advisor and the Segment Advisor.

The book's great feature is that in addition to clearly explaining the various topics, it provdes useful examples or scripts to help implement/use the various features. This makes it a very useful and practical addition to any Oracle DBA either currently using or planning to implement Oracle Database 10g.

For those just starting out, the book also provides excellent tutorials on Oracle SQL/PLSQL and the UNIX operating system as well.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. K. Rao on July 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
Guys..
This is it. I have 2 other DBA books that i use to refer. I sold them on Ebay, and bought this book. This is the only book that i have on my desk. It got everything from Basics like 1NF ( first Normalization) to PL/SQL packages.
Time spent reading this book is worth it. Thanks Sam for Wondeful book.
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