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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (11 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565922689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565922686
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,590,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book looks thoroughly at the field of Oracle relational database design, an often neglected area of Oracle, but one that has an enormous impact on the ultimate power and performance of a system. Focuses on both database and code design, including such special design areas as data models, denormalization, the use of keys and indexes, temporal data, special architectures (client/server, distributed database, parallel processing), and data warehouses.

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Dave Ensor is manager of Worldwide Solutions, PATROL R&D, with BMC Software where his roles are to assist customers in their use of both BMC's PATROL product and the Oracle Server, and to feed the results of his field work back into product planning. He has more than 30 years of IT experience and has been involved with the design and performance issues surrounding Oracle since 1987. For many years he led Oracle Worldwide's Performance Studies Group based in the UK, which provided consultancy support to both customer and internal projects with critical performance requirements. Dave is well known as a speaker on performance management and design; he presents his papers at user conferences and writes and delivers one-day seminars. He lives in the UK just outside London, but spends much of the year traveling to user sites and meetings. In his spare time he also travels, but in this case without his laptop and with his wife. He can be reached at dave_ensor@compuserve.com. Ian Stevenson is a freelance consultant specializing in database design and development. He has worked with database technology for 19 years, starting with early hierarchical models. He worked for Oracle (UK) for two years in post-sales support and Human Resources Development. This is where he formed his friendship with Dave Ensor. Ian has a first-class honors degree in mathematics from the University of Southampton and is a member of the British Computer Society. He is married to Brenda and has two children, Todd and Tara. He is a fanatic supporter of the Southampton football club. He can be contacted via ian@westmail.demon.co.uk.

Ian Stevenson is a freelance consultant specializing in database design and development. He has worked with database technology for 19 years, starting with early hierarchical models. He worked for Oracle (UK) for two years in post-sales support and Human Resources Development. This is where he formed his friendship with Dave Ensor. Ian has a first-class honors degree in mathematics from the University of Southampton and is a member of the British Computer Society. He is married to Brenda and has two children, Todd and Tara. He is a fanatic supporter of the Southampton football club. He can be contacted via ian@westmail.demon.co.uk.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Nov. 1998
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After reviewing many books for my company, technical and background this is certainly the first background book to be given to any manager and consultant to ensure that there is a common understanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Feb. 1999
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If you are interested in Oracle design, then you should check this book out. It is a fine reference and well written, by two people who clearly understand their subject. Full of good advice on designing Oracle databases.
This book is about becoming a better Oracle database *designer* (it is not a programming book). It should help you understand how to put together Oracle Database Designs a whole lot better !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Straight Advice from Serious Designers 25 Nov. 1998
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With this book, the authors help bring focus to the physical design phase. Practical advice can be found that will apply to most RDBMS implementations, and the Oracle-specific topics are "dead on". Though this book covers Oracle v7, their companion "Oracle8 Design Tips" fills the gaps nicely. In my teaching and consulting practice, this book has helped quite a lot. I rarely leave home without it.
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For Designers, techies and smart users 13 Jan. 2003
By Barbara Lauridsen - Published on Amazon.com
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"Oracle Design" covers the classic steps to accomplish a complete and comprehensive relational database design. This is a book for designers that DBAs should also read. The authors' strengths are that they know what they are discussing and capture it as recommendations and ideas that can be proven with explicit examples. Why read a book published in 1997? Answer is because it is a smart coherent discussion of all of the key factors, from modeling, normalization (when to and when not to), performance, keys & indexes, loading & unloading, different architectures. They do a very sharp job of covering use of nulls. Of special interest is the chapter on temporal data, a characteristic known as "data effectively", designing for values as a point in time. In the data warehouse world, using time dimension is a significant dilemma. We can overlook the dated reference to 3GL tools, swap in knowing that today OLAP tools are a consideration. The book also covers the physical aspects of designing for efficient queries, security and audit trails. The publisher should support the reader by expanding the index and including a CD in the next release in order to make the excellent examples retrievable electronically. For those of us that became hooked on RDBMS because of the improvements offered by Oracle7 series, we can now understand what the big deal is. This book is a solid foundation in the intelligence we need to design effectively for any version of Oracle since rules placed on the server became an option. At full price it would be worth the money but it available at a discount. A very excellent purchase if there are any copies left after I recommend it to my students.
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Unique book on Design 27 July 1999
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By far, the most entertaining Oracle book I have read (and re-read). The book could benefit from some proof-reading and typo-fixing. But it is an excellent reference, and a useful resource for anybody in or interviewing for an Oracle Designer/Developer kind of job.
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Well written overview of Oracle 7 15 Sept. 1998
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A great overview of database concepts and how they apply to Oracle. Well written, in plain, easy to understand language.
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Good ideas, bad presentation 10 April 2000
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I was required to purchase and use this book for an Oracle database design class.
Although the authors are experienced DBAs and have good ideas on database design and implementation, they convey their ideas rather poorly. They don't deal with topics one at a time and jump from one idea to the next at times within one paragraph. This book has good ideas, but one has to read this book several times and also must be an intermediate to an advanced level Oracle developer to get the most out of it.
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