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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introducing Oracle

    1. The Evolution of the Relational Database

    2. The Oracle Database Family

    3. Summary of Oracle Database Features

    4. Database Application Development Features

    5. Database Connection Features

    6. Distributed Database Features

    7. Data Movement Features

    8. Database Performance Features

    9. Database Management Features

    10. Database Security Features

    11. Oracle Development Tools

    12. Embedded Databases

  2. Chapter 2 Oracle Architecture

    1. Databases and Instances

    2. Deploying Physical Components

    3. Instance Memory and Processes

    4. The Data Dictionary

  3. Chapter 3 Installing and Running Oracle

    1. Installing Oracle

    2. Creating a Database

    3. Configuring Oracle Net

    4. Starting Up the Database

    5. Shutting Down the Database

    6. Accessing a Database

    7. Oracle at Work

  4. Chapter 4 Oracle Data Structures

    1. Datatypes

    2. Basic Data Structures

    3. Additional Data Structures

    4. Extended Logic for Data

    5. Data Design

    6. Constraints

    7. Triggers

    8. Query Optimization

    9. Understanding the Execution Plan

    10. SQL Advisors

    11. Data Dictionary Tables

  5. Chapter 5 Managing Oracle

    1. Manageability Features

    2. Oracle Enterprise Manager

    3. Fragmentation and Reorganization

    4. Backup and Recovery

    5. Working with Oracle Support

  6. Chapter 6 Oracle Security, Auditing, and Compliance

    1. Security

    2. Auditing

    3. Compliance

  7. Chapter 7 Oracle Performance

    1. Performance Tuning Basics

    2. Oracle and Disk I/O Resources

    3. Oracle and Parallelism

    4. Oracle and Memory Resources

    5. Oracle and CPU Resources

    6. Database Resource Manager

  8. Chapter 8 Oracle Multiuser Concurrency

    1. Basics of Concurrent Access

    2. Oracle and Concurrent User Access

    3. Oracle's Isolation Levels

    4. Oracle Concurrency Features

    5. How Oracle Handles Locking

    6. Concurrent Access and Performance

    7. Workspaces

  9. Chapter 9 Oracle and Transaction Processing

    1. OLTP Basics

    2. Oracle's OLTP Heritage

    3. Architectures for OLTP

    4. Oracle Features for OLTP

    5. High Availability

    6. Oracle Streams and Advanced Queuing

    7. Object Technologies and Distributed Components

  10. Chapter 10 Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

    1. Business Intelligence Basics

    2. Data Warehouse Design

    3. Query Optimization

    4. Analytics, OLAP, and Data Mining in the Database

    5. Managing the Data Warehouse

    6. Other Software for the Data Warehouse

    7. The Metadata Challenge

    8. Best Practices

  11. Chapter 11 Oracle and High Availability

    1. What Is High Availability?

    2. System Failure

    3. Protecting Against System Failure

    4. Recovering from Failures

    5. Complete Site Failure

    6. Data Redundancy Solutions

    7. Rolling Upgrades

  12. Chapter 12 Oracle and Hardware Architecture

    1. System Basics

    2. Uniprocessor Systems

    3. Symmetric Multiprocessing Systems

    4. Clusters

    5. Non-Uniform Memory Access Systems

    6. Grid Computing

    7. Disk and Storage Technology

    8. Which Platform Deployment Solution?

  13. Chapter 13 Oracle Distributed Databases and Distributed Data

    1. Accessing Multiple Databases As a Single Entity

    2. Moving Data Between Distributed Systems

  14. Chapter 14 Oracle Extended Datatypes

    1. Object-Oriented Development

    2. Extensibility Features and Options

    3. Using the Extensibility Framework in Oracle

  15. Chapter 15 Beyond the Oracle Database

    1. Application Express

    2. Oracle Fusion Middleware

    3. Oracle SOA Suite

  1. Appendix What's New in This Book for Oracle Database 11g

    1. : Introducing Oracle

    2. : Oracle Architecture

    3. : Installing and Running Oracle

    4. : Data Structures

    5. : Managing Oracle

    6. : Oracle Security, Auditing, and Compliance

    7. : Oracle Performance

    8. : Oracle Multiuser Concurrency

    9. : Oracle and Transaction Processing

    10. : Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

    11. : Oracle and High Availability

    12. : Oracle and Hardware Architecture

    13. : Oracle Distributed Databases and Distributed Data

    14. : Oracle Extended Datatypes

    15. : Beyond the Oracle Database

  2. Appendix Additional Resources

    1. Web Sites

    2. Books and Oracle Documentation

  3. Colophon