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Sample book chapters

Thinking about buying a book but would like to read a sample chapter from it first? If so, this is the place for you! Here is a list of Oracle-related books with free on-line sample chapters:

OCP Instructor's Guide for Oracle DBA Certification

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by Chris Foot

This book, OCP Instructor's Guide for Oracle DBA Certification, is the culmination of Chris' teaching career and is an excellent resource for day-to-day database administrators. Its intent is to provide readers with a wealth of general information on administering Oracle database environments. The book's topics range from Oracle Database administration basics to advanced administration topics. It includes expert advice on performance and tuning, backup and recovery, Oracle internals and administration techniques including shortcuts, tips, tricks and guidelines.

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SQL Server 2000 for the Oracle DBA


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by Chris Kempster

SQL Server 2K for the Oracle DBA provides an essential resource for the professional DBA wanting to quickly adopt SQL Server DBA skills. It covers a wide variety of subjects with a focus on best practice and problem resolution. It should be noted that whilst directed at Oracle DBA's, the book will also provide the seasoned SQL Server or DB2 administrator with excellent reference material for day-to-day administration. It should be noted that the book was not written for the those new to database administration.

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SQL Performance Tuning


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by Peter Gulutzan and Trudy Pelzer

SQL Performance Tuning is a handbook of practical solutions for busy database professionals charged with managing an organization's critically important data. Covering today's most popular and widely installed database environments, this book is an indispensable resource for managing and tuning SQL across multiple platforms.

Packed with tips, techniques, and best practices, this hands-on guide covers SQL commands and queries over a wide range of conditions and environments. Every facet of the SQL environment is covered, from concurrency control to optimization and every issue in between. The book includes an overview of each of the most widely used database management systems (DBMS) and provides tuning tips for common day-to-day situations.
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The Art and Science of Oracle Performance Tuning


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by Christopher Lawson

SQL Performance Tuning is a handbook of practical solutions for busy database professionals charged with managing an organization's critically important data. Covering today's most popular and widely installed database environments, this book is an indispensable resource for managing and tuning SQL across multiple platforms.

Packed with tips, techniques, and best practices, this hands-on guide covers SQL commands and queries over a wide range of conditions and environments. Every facet of the SQL environment is covered, from concurrency control to optimization and every issue in between. The book includes an overview of each of the most widely used database management systems (DBMS) and provides tuning tips for common day-to-day situations.

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Expert One on One: Oracle


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by Thomas Kyte

Tom Kyte is of a rare breed. To begin, he's technically expert in his subject (administration of and development of applications for Oracle database management systems). What's more (and what distinguishes him from the ranks of the super-competent), he is both able and willing to share his knowledge.

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Data Modeling For Everyone


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by Sharon Allen

Data Modeling is about gathering, documenting, and communicating the elements and structure of business information. What begins as a conceptual interplay of logical data units, through the application of relational theory, becomes the basis for creating a physical database design.

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