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Oracle Cloud Pocket Solutions Guide

As Cloud Computing has evolved and matured, it has sparked growing interest from the enterprise market where economic pressures are challenging traditional IT operations. Many companies and government agencies are being faced with growing IT costs that originate from multiple sources such as legacy systems, software licensing, power consumption, and operating overhead. Cloud Computing, either through Private or Public cloud initiatives, is focused on addressing these issues by reducing costs through better standardization, higher utilization, greater agility, and faster responsiveness of IT services. 

Oracle is heavily invested in cloud initiatives and is looking to be one of the leaders in the magic quadrant. Oracle is aiming at contending for the AWS market share just like Microsoft Azure was able to obtain. Oracle has planted data centers in strategic locations all over the world for their cloud infrastructure. Oracle has strong offerings in SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. In the SaaS space, Oracle already had a strong presence. Even though Oracle continues to invest in their SaaS environment, Oracle has invested significantly in the past couple of years to capture more of the market in the PaaS and IaaS space.

This book will address Oracle Cloud fundamentals, Storage Cloud, Database Cloud, and Oracle Database Backup Cloud, as a quick go-to reference guide, as seen by industry experts

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Oracle-Exadata-Experts-CoverOracle Exadata Experts Handbook

Spanning both ends of the database family spectrum, a run-away success, the blazingly fast Oracle Exadata Database Machine has been embraced by thousands of users worldwide — in government, the military, the large corporate enterprise to small business operations. Whether it is mundane day-to-day database-centric operations or in ecosystems that, absolutely require nothing less than “extreme” database performance coupled with maximum levels of high availability in VLDB environments, Exadata has proved to be a viable and successful solution. The Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook is today’s most authoritative and practical guide to administering Oracle Exadata with maximum reliability, effectiveness, performance, and efficiency. Written by consortium of internationally-respected independent Oracle technology experts, it brings together core day-to-day knowledge, experiences, best practices, tips, and tricks you won’t find anywhere else. Covering both 11g and 12c versions of the underlying Oracle Exadata software, it provides hands-on, step-by-step coverage of all this, and more.

 

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Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques (Oracle Press)

Proven Database Optimization Solutions―Fully Updated for Oracle Database 12c Release 2

Systematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to identify and fix bottlenecks on premises and in the cloud, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide.

• Properly index and partition Oracle Database 12c Release 2
• Work effectively with Oracle Cloud, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Enterprise Manager
• Efficiently manage disk drives, ASM, RAID arrays, and memory
• Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the Trace utility
• Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables
• Create your first cloud database service and prepare for hybrid cloud
• Generate reports using Oracle’s Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools
• Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor operating system statistics

 

Expert Oracle Application Express Security (Expert’s Voice in Oracle)

Expert Oracle Application Express Security covers all facets of security related to Oracle Application Express (APEX) development. From basic settings that can enhance security, to preventing SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting attacks, Expert Oracle Application Express Security shows how to secure your APEX applictions and defend them from intrusion. Security is a process, not an event. Expert Oracle Application Express Security is written with that theme in mind. Scott Spendolini, one of the original creators of the product, offers not only examples of security best practices, but also provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement the recommendations presented. A must-read for even the most experienced APEX developer, Expert Oracle Application Express Security can help your organization ensure their APEX applications are as secure as they can be. What you’ll learn Devise and execute a security plan Ensure your installation of APEX is configured most securely Prevent SQL Injection, cross site scripting, and URL tampering attacks Protect your data during all phases of its lifetime Apply security features built into the database layer Design APEX applications to safely be deployed on the Internet Who this book is for Expert Oracle Application Express Security is aimed at developers and administrators deploying applications created using Oracle Application Express (APEX). The topic is especially important when those applications are public-facing or involve sensitive data. Any Application Express developer or administrator who wants to sleep well at night in an era of network intrusion and data thievery will want this book. Table of Contents Introduction Part I: Security Plan 1. Threat Analysis and Assessment 2. Implementing a Security Plan Part II: APEX Settings 3. Architecture 4. Instance Settings 5. Workspace Settings 6. Application Settings 7. Mobile Settings Part III: User Access 8. User Management

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Oracle ASM 12c Pocket Reference Guide: Database Cloud Storage

Oracle ASM continues to be the best practice to implementing Oracle Databases. Whether you are leveraging a single instance database or a clustered database with RAC, you can benefit from the real-life examples to administering and maintaining ASM from this book.Consolidated by Charles Kim and Nitin Vengurlekar, this pocket reference guide is loaded with command line interface syntax for Oracle ASM 11g Release 2 or Oracle ASM 12c. It does not matter if you are a newbie to ASM or a long time veteran, this pocket reference guide is packed with relevant tidbits.Both Charles and Nitin have combined experiences of over 48 years of Oracle experience and are authors of many Oracle books. Charles is the Founder and President of Viscosity North America and Nitin is the Chief Technology Officer. They are subject matter experts of RAC/ASM/Exadata technologies.

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PDB Me to Oracle Cloud Pocket Solutions Guide: A Lazy DBA’s Guide to Mastering Multitenant Features on Oracle Cloud

This book focuses on range of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Multitenant features on Oracle Cloud, including faster PDB cloning with no downtime, tighter resource control at the PDB level, ILM Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) policies for PDBs using Heat Maps, and even FLASHBACK recovery for individual PDBs. This book explores the latest features of Oracle Database 12cR1 and 12cR2 Multitenant option and provides practical, hands-on experience; as well as numerous code examples that can immediately be leveraged when deploying, upgrading to, and migrating to CDBs and PDBs with zero downtime. This book also demonstrates compelling Multitenant features such as: • Migrating Databases to Oracle Cloud • How to Perform Extreme Consolidation with Oracle PDBs • How to Deal with Oracle Wallets in Oracle Cloud • Application Containers: Isolating Applications from Each Other • Juggling Hot PDBs: Multitenant Migration Techniques • Implementing PDB Memory, CPU, I/O, and Other Resource Limits • Hot Data, Cold Data: Leveraging ILM and ADO for PDBs

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Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases: Database Infrastructure As A Service

Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases, October 2018 Update: This book is a single source of information for an Oracle DBA to understand the benefits of virtualization and how to effectively deploy Oracle Databases on VMware’s SDDC platform. This book is targeted for DBAs looking at implementing Oracle on a virtualized infrastructure. Key topics include deployment, scaling, troubleshooting and performance tuning. The authors, Charles Kim, George Trujillo, Steven Jones and Sudhir Balasubramanian, have spent a number of years focusing on virtualizing Tier-One high performance Oracle platforms. The authors include VMware VCPs, VMware vExperts as well as an Oracle ACE, Oracle ACE Director and hold certifications in the Oracle stack.Imagine a world where your system administrator(s) provisions a fully functional Linux server that is patched with all the up-to-date kernel parameters, updated device drivers, and updated configurations in 1 hour. The time that you make the request to the time that you get access to a server that has a fully configured Red Hat 6/7 or Oracle Linux 6/7 environment is within a couple of hours. On top of all this, the build is consistent and reliable every time. This should be a realistic goal for most companies today, and this book can guide you along your journey.

 
 
 

Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage

A complete solutions guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and overall cloud storage management. Oracle Cloud Storage Management contains the latest information on the inner-workings of Oracle ASM and Oracle’s overall cloud storage management strategy. This Oracle Press guide explains how to build and manage a scalable cloud storage infrastructure with Oracle ASM. You’ll learn how to configure cloud storage solutions, build disk groups, use data striping and mirroring, and optimize performance. Details on ensuring consistency across server and storage platforms, maximizing data redundancy, and administering Oracle ASM are also included.

  • Fully covers Oracle Exadata integration
  • Offers a comprehensive understanding of why cloud storage management is critical to modern storage, and how to harness and integrate Oracle ASM
  • Covers practical day-to-day usage, general operations, best practices, and tips & techniques
  • Written by members of the team who developed and managed Oracle ASM/cloud storage management

Authors of the Database Cloud Storage book include: Nitin Vengurlekar and Prasad Bagal

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Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook

Master Oracle Data Guard 11g! Provide superior data protection, availability, and disaster recovery using the tested techniques in this Oracle Press guide. Develop a disaster recovery plan for your Oracle database to meet your organization’s requirements. Written by a team of Oracle experts, Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook provides a sound architectural foundation along with best practices for configuration, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting. You will get full details on implementing deployment architectures to address requirements that extend beyond disaster recovery. This invaluable resource also includes a complete set of monitoring scripts available for download.

  • Configure and deploy Oracle Data Guard for your environment
  • Tune and troubleshoot your physical and logical standby databases
  • Implement the Oracle Data Guard Broker management framework
  • Integrate with Oracle Grid Control
  • Monitor your Oracle Data Guard environment
  • Enable read-only services and disaster recovery with Oracle Active Data Guard
  • Configure seamless database and application failover
  • Minimize planned downtime using Oracle Data Guard switchover
  • Handle backup and recovery with Oracle Recovery Manager

Authors of the Data Guard 11g Handbook include: Larry Carpenter, Joe Meeks, Charles Kim, Bill Burke, Sonya Carothers, Joydip Kundu, Michael Smith, Nitin Vengurlekar

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Oracle Automatic Storage Management Oracle Automatic Storage Management

This comprehensive resource provides full details on Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM), Oracle’s integrated file and volume management interface. You will get full details on general operations, administration, best practices, and expert techniques. Oracle DBAs will be able to implement robust storage solutions with help from this useful guide. Build and manage a scalable storage infrastructure with Oracle Automatic Storage Management Streamline data management and provisioning using Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) and the detailed information contained in this exclusive Oracle Press resource. Written by a team of database experts, Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide explains how to build and maintain a dynamic, highly available Oracle database storage environment. Inside, you’ll learn how to configure storage for Oracle ASM, build disk groups, use data striping and mirroring, and optimize performance. You’ll also learn how to ensure consistency across server and storage platforms, maximize data redundancy, and administer Oracle ASM from the command line.

  • Manage Oracle ASM Instances and configure Oracle RDBMS instances to leverage Oracle ASM
  • Define, discover, and manage disk storage under Oracle ASM
  • Create external, normal-redundancy, and high-redundancy disk groups
  • Add and remove Oracle ASM storage without affecting RDMS instance availability
  • Learn how Oracle ASM provides even I/O distribution
  • Work with Oracle ASM directories, files, templates, and aliases
  • Improve storage performance and integrity using the ASMLIB API
  • Simplify system administration with the Oracle ASM command line interface
  • Understand key internal Oracle ASM structures and algorithms

Authors of the Oracle Automatic Storage Management book include: Nitin Vengurlekar, Rich Long, and Murali Vallath. Charles Kim is the technical editor.

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Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs

Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs written by authors, Darl Kuhn, Charles Kim, and Bernard Lopuz, is a comprehensive example based book on managing Oracle Databases in a Linux environment. The book is written by DBAs for DBAis who live in the Red Hat and/or Oracle Enterprise Linux space. Who is this book for? Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs is a book for Oracle database administrators who want to expertly operate Oracle databases on the Linux operating system. If you’re new to Linux, or are migrating from a Unix platform, or just want detailed solutions for tasks that Oracle DBAs perform on Linux servers, this book is for you.

  • Takes you directly from problem to solution
  • Covers the right mix of Linux user and administration tasks for database administrators
  • Respects your time by being succinct and to the point
  • Execute Linux commands applicable to Oracle Database administration.
  • Write shell scripts to automate critical DBA tasks.
  • Monitor, tune, and optimize a Linux server to run Oracle Database.
  • Perform Linux system administration tasks relevant to Oracle Database.
  • Implement Oracle RAC on Linux.
  • Implement Oracle ASM on Linux.
  • Remotely (and securely!) manage Oracle on Linux.

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Oracle Database 11g Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database 11g: New Features for DBAs and Developers is a comprehensive, example-laden review of the new features and improvements offered by the latest release of Oracle Corporation’s flagship database product. Years of database administration and development experience from authors Sam Alapati and Charles Kim are combined with sound, step-by-step testing and a heart-felt emphasis on what matters in the real-world to help you get the most out of Oracle Database 11g. We would like to thank David Sweet for his exclusive contribution to the development chapter in the areas of PL/SQL and Java.  

  • Learn what’s new that really counts
  • See actual examples and test run output
  • Book for Developers and Database Administrators
  • Make sound decisions on new feature adoption
  • Chapter dedicated for ASM New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for Data Guard New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for RMAN New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for Streams Replication
  • Chapter dedicated for Database Security
  • Chapter dedicated for Data Warehousing
  • Chapter dedicated for Performance Manageability
  • Chapter dedicated for Application Development coverting PL/SQL, Java, and XML
  • Discover which new features of the latest release of Oracle’s flagship database product are really worth adopting.

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ASM-Pocket-Ref Oracle ASM 12c Pocket Reference Guide: Database Cloud Storage

Oracle ASM continues to be the best practice to implementing Oracle Databases. Whether you are leveraging a single instance database or a clustered database with RAC, you can benefit from the real-life examples to administering and maintaining ASM from this book. Consolidated by Charles Kim and Nitin Vengurlekar, this pocket reference guide is loaded with command line interface syntax for Oracle ASM 11g Release 2 or Oracle ASM 12c. It does not matter if you are a newbie to ASM or a long time veteran, this pocket reference guide is packed with relevant tidbits. Both Charles and Nitin have combined experiences of over 48 years of Oracle experience and are authors of many Oracle books. Charles is the Founder and President of Viscosity North America and Nitin is the Chief Technology Officer. They are subject matter experts of RAC/ASM/Exadata technologies.

 

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Virtualize-Oracle-Business-CoverVirtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases: Database Infrastructure As A Service

Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases, September 2014 Update: This book is a single source of information for an Oracle DBA to understand the benefits of virtualization and how to effectively deploy Oracle Database As A Service on a vSphere Platform. This book is targeted for DBAs looking at implementing Oracle on a virtualized infrastructure. Key topics include deployment, scaling, troubleshooting and performance tuning. The authors, Charles Kim, George Trujillo, Steven Jones and Sudhir Balasubramanian, have spent a number of years focusing on virtualizing Tier-One high performance Oracle platforms. The authors include VMware VCPs, VMware vExperts as well as an Oracle ACE, Oracle ACE Director and hold certifications in the Oracle stack. Imagine a world where your system administrator(s) provisions a fully functional Linux server that is patched with all the up-to-date kernel parameters, updated device drivers, and updated configurations in 1 hour. The time that you make the request to the time that you get access to a server that has a fully configured Red Hat 5/6 or Oracle Linux 5/6 environment is within a couple of hours. On top of all this, the build is consistent and reliable every time. This should be a realistic goal for most companies today, and this book can guide you along your journey.

 

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Hadoop-as-a-Service-CoverHadoop As A Service

Hadoop is a software platform that is going to continue to encounter tremendous growth in the IT industry over the next few years. So it raises the question of what is the best platform for running Hadoop? The safe and easy answer is physical servers. However in a lot of environments using physical servers is not the automatic correct answer. As Hadoop continues to grow in popularity more organizations are going to be looking at two key questions. The first question is whether they should virtualize Hadoop and if so to what level. Virtualization is also a natural stepping-stone to the Cloud. Raising the second question, should they be deploying Hadoop as a Service in the Cloud. This book will address both these questions. The virtualization of Hadoop or delivering Hadoop as a Service may not be an either or situation but a blended solution.

 

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Linux-Solaris-Recipes-CoverLinux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs

Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs, 2nd Edition is an example–based book on managing Oracle Database under Linux and Solaris. The book is written for database administrators who need to get work done and lack the luxury of curling up fireside with a stack of operating-system documentation. What this book provides instead is task-oriented coverage designed around the needs of the Oracle Database Administrator. Find the right chapter. Look up the task to perform. See the solution. Implement the solution straight away in your own environment. Get the job done. New in this edition is coverage of Oracle’s own Solaris operating system. Oracle Corporation has been working diligently to bring commonality between Solaris and and Linux, and this book takes advantage of those efforts to provide task-oriented solutions that work on common distributions of Linux such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux while also accommodating the growing number of Oracle Solaris customers. Examples in the book match the tasks DBAs perform daily, even hourly. Solutions come first in the book, but alway are followed by close explanations of the details.

 

 

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Oracle Database 11g R2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques

Implement Proven Database Optimization Solutions

Systematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to find and fix bottlenecks, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide.

  • Properly index and partition Oracle Database 11g Release 2
  • Work with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Efficiently manage disk drives, RAID arrays, and memory
  • Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the TRACE utility
  • Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables
  • Distribute workload using Oracle Real Application Testing
  • Generate reports using Oracle’s Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools
  • Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor system statistics

“This is a timely update of Rich’s classic book on Oracle Database performance tuning to cover hot new topics like Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Exadata. This is a must-have for DBAs moving to these new products.” –Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Oracle Database Server Technologies

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Oracle Database 10g Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques

“Offers hundreds of hints, tips, and tricks of the trade that can be useful to any DBA wanting to achieve maximum performance of Oracle applications. No Oracle library would be complete without this book.” –Ken (Dr. DBA) Jacobs, Vice President of Product Strategy for Server Technologies, Oracle Corporation

“Rich is the first and last stop for Oracle Database technology and performance tuning. His knowledge is a vital tool that you need to successfully negotiate the waters of Oracle database development.” –Mike Frey, Principal Architect, Navteq

 

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Oracle9i Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques

From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books comes a unique volume, packed with undocumented tips & techniques, for tuning and tailoring Oracle9i to perform at its peak. Author Rich Niemiec has been named by Oracle Corporation as one of the top six Oracle experts in the world!

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Oracle Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques

Tune and tailor your system to perform at its peak using this one-of-a-kind reference, designed for every Oracle database administrator, programmer, and user.

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Oracle Web Application Server Web Toolkit Reference

Database driven web sites are the cornerstone of any corporation’s web commerce strategy. Covers wide range of Oracle and industry standard issues and solutions from security to cybercash, from Oracle Developer to Java Beans. Covers Oracle 7 & 8 plus Oracle’s emerging Network Computing Standard.

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Pro Oracle Application Express 4

Pro Oracle Application Express 4 is your key to mastering one of the most innovative products to come out Oracle in years. Application Express, termed APEX for short, is fast becoming one of the easiest and most widely-used of tools for creating enterprise-level applications that run against an Oracle database. APEX is easy enough for power users to create ad-hoc applications atop something more reliable than a spreadsheet. Yet APEX is powerful and extensible enough to enable fully-scalable, enterprise-level applications that are accessed by thousands of users. Authors Tim Fox, John Scott, and Scott Spendolini take you to the professional level in developing for Application Express. They show how to handle user authentication in enterprise environments and how to extend APEX by writing components based upon Oracle’s new plug-in architecture. You’ll learn to deal with localization issues such as time zones and translations, and to customize the look and feel of an APEX website to blend in with your corporate branding strategy. The authors also cover web service development, performance and scalability, and the production issues that you encounter in enterprise-level deployments. Many years of experience in solving the “hard problems” are coalesced in this book to help you, the reader, take advantage of all that APEX has to offer. Focuses on high-end, enterprise-level development Covers new features such as plug-ins and Websheets Introduces the new interface released with APEX 4.0 What you’ll learn Design APEX solutions that conform to your corporate look-and-feel Create compelling reports, charts, navigation, and layout Create your own components based upon APEX’s new plug-in architecture Authenticate users and manage their access to your applications Develop and deploy web services using APEX Scale APEX applications to thousands of users Secure your applications and data from intrusion Who this book is for Pro

 

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