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  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (16 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764546236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764546235
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 5.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,042,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If Oracle8I can do it, you can do it too Oracle8I is packed with new features, including an embedded Java Virtual Machine, expanded data warehousing capabilities, and enhanced DBA tools. This comprehensive guide shows you step–by–step how to make the most of this improved functionality — and master the day–to–day tools and challenges of Oracle database administration. From SQL∗Plus basics and performance–tuning options to recovery tips and WebDB strategies, Oracle8I DBA Bible is all you need to optimize a database and keep it running smoothly. Inside, you′ll find complete coverage of Oracle8I database administration Install Oracle8I and configure Net8 and the password file Use SQL∗Plus, Import, SQL∗Loader, and other DBA tools, including the new wizards Create and manage users as well as tables, materialized views, and other database objects Boost performance using the rules– or cost–based optimizer, SQL statement tuning, and instance tuning Master advanced topics, from PL/SQL programming and the enhanced Resource Management tools to auditing and partitioning Harness the new Internet functionality of 8I using WebDB, the HTML server, Java, and more Get complete syntax references for SQL, PL/SQL built–in functions, and SQL∗Plus All this on the Companion CD–ROM Scripts to create and populate the sample tables in the book Scripts containing code examples from the book Oraxel Lite, which enables you to access Oracle data from Excel Master Oracle8I administration, from data warehousing to resource management Harness the power of PL/SQL and the Oracle8I DBA tools and utilities Capitalize on the new Internet and e–commerce functionality

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Jonathan Gennick is an independent consultant specializing in Oracle technologies. He got his start with relational database systems in 1990, first working with Ingres, and then later with Digital′s Rdb software. In 1994, he made the leap to Oracle and hasn′t looked back since. He spends much of his time providing database administration services, as well as server–side PL/SQL support, to clients. When he isn′t working with Oracle, Jonathan can often be found writing about it. Since 1997, he has been involved with a number of writing projects. He coauthored the first edition of the book Teach Yourself PL/SQL in 21 Days. He was the technical editor for Oracle8 Server Unleashed (SAMS, 1998) and the development editor for Teach Yourself Access 2000 in 24 Hours (SAMS, 1999). His second book, Oracle SQL∗Plus, The Definitive Guide, was published in 1999. In addition to coauthoring the second edition of this book, Jonathan continues to be involved in various other writing and editing projects. Carol McCullough–Dieter lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. She is a consultant for the Pacific Disaster Center, a federally funded project for aiding in disaster mitigation and recovery serving Hawaii and many Pacific Island countries. She has written several online tutorials covering the Oracle DBA Certification exams for DigitalThink.com. She enjoys painting watercolor portraits and volunteering at her son′s school. Carol has authored all of the Oracle books in the ...For Dummies series, beginning with Oracle7 For Dummies five years ago. She also co–authored several other books on Oracle software for IDG Books Worldwide, including the Oracle8i DBA Bible, Oracle8Developer′s Guide, and Creating Cool Web Databases Gerrit–Jan Linker is a self–employed systems programmer analyst and is currently working for Manchester Airport in the UK. Graduating as a computational chemist in 1995, he used Fortran 77 intensively on UNIX for his computations. In his first job as a trainee at a software house in the Netherlands, he was introduced to Oracle and the developer/2000 toolset. Since then, he has fully specialized in Oracle PL/SQL programming and database interfacing. Presently, he designs and implements database systems using Oracle, VB, and C on the Windows NT platform. As a hobby, Gerrit–Jan started to write Windows programs in Visual Basic after he graduated. Now, four years later, half a dozen commercial programs are available from his Web site. It′s not surprising that his most successful program is Oracle related –– Oraxcel –– his add–on that gives full Oracle access to Microsoft Excel.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jun. 2001
Format: Paperback
I have got one/two years experience as DBA and have bought lots of books on Oracle DBA but this one I read with such ease.Everything is clearly explained and relates to DBA tasks that I'm faced every day. MUCH MUCH better then DBA Handbook. For all you DBA's with some experiance this is the one to get your DBA knowladge in order.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great book for beginning-intermediate DBA's 27 April 2000
By Debra Homan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very good to-the-point manual for all of the basic to intermediate subjects you need to know for Oracle 8i administration. I was surprised at how much was actually contained here relating to all of the different parts of the Oracle RDBMS world. However, it does not make a complete reference (no listing of init.ora parameters for example) and therefore garnered 4 stars from me instead of 5. It is a great book nontheless. Buy it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
dissapointed 13 Jan. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is not for beginners. Difficult to read. You really need plenty of previous Oracle knowledge to be able to understand this book. If you're a newbie, I suggest you buy another book.
This is an excellent book 13 Sept. 2004
By Steve Callan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Previous (negative) reviewers are out to lunch on their assessment of this book. If you want a kindergarten primer on how to learn Oracle, then look at Oracle Press book titled "Oracle DBA 101" ("your Oracle career starts here," and guess what, ends here too if that is all you use). News flash: Oracle is difficult to learn, and if all you want (or can manage to learn) are GUI interfaces such as OEM, then "live by the sword, die by the sword" applies to you. If that is the case, skip this book and move straight to the 10g "Oracle Database 2 Day DBA" manual. You will fail miserably as a DBA if all you rely on are the GUI interfaces.

If you don't want to pour through Oracle's documentation, especially the Concepts guide (although at some point in time you should), you need a good third-party book or reference, and this book is it. Does it explain every single detail or feature of Oracle? No, and neither does any other book. If you are new to Oracle and want a good running start on how things work, then "your Oracle career starts here." Further, a lot of what is contained in the book can be applied to 9i as well.

The "perfect" Oracle DBA book has yet to be written, but when asked to recommend a book for learning Oracle from scratch, "Oracle DBA Bible" is by far and away my number one choice.
Moderately Helpful 13 Sept. 2001
By Daniel Herod - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In my opinion the book is very hit and miss in what it covers. For example, there's a section on Database Space Management that covers how to add space - but it doesn't cover how to reclaim unused space using Truncate/Deallocate. I'd estimate that I find what I need about 50% of the time in this book - but that I have to go to another reference or to TechNet for the other 50%.
Useful to a new DBA 1 Oct. 2004
By Bill 80127 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book when I started out as a DBA. It isn't the only book you'll need, but it has has excellent sections on subjects a DBA really needs to know: export, import, and sql*plus, including line editing commands. It also has more information on sql*loader than you'll find elsewhere. Those chapters alone make it worth buying.
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