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SQL and SQL*Plus Books

Oracle SQL Developer Handbook

Start-to-finish coverage of Oracle's new free development tool, from Oracle Press

Here is the first book to offer concise, practical details for installing, setting up, and effectively using Oracle's new free development tool--Oracle SQL Developer. Featuring a Quick Start section and tips and techniques previously not available in print, this Oracle Press guide will help you effectively enhance productivity and simplify database development tasks.

A Guide to SQL, Sixth Edition

Illustrates the basics of SQL programming using straightforward instruction, numerous examples, and a running case. Based on Oracle9i, this text can be used for instruction in any version of SQL.

Mastering Oracle SQL

If you write programs to run against an Oracle database, you spend a lot of time and mental energy writing queries to return the data your programs need. Knowledge of SQL, and particularly of Oracle's implementation of SQL, is the key to writing good queries in a timely manner.

Advanced SQL Functions in Oracle 10g (Wordware Applications Library)

Designed to exploit Oracle 10g's SQL, this book is a comprehensive look at Oracle 10g's analytical functions, MODEL statements, and regular expressions. In addition, the book covers collection/object-oriented structures and introduces new Oracle 10g topics like SQL, XML, and statistical functions.

Oracle SQL Tuning Pocket Reference

One of the most important challenges faced by Oracle database administrators and Oracle developers is the need to tune SQL statements so that they execute efficiently. Poorly tuned SQL statements are one of the leading causes of substandard database performance and poor response time. SQL statements that perform poorly result in frustration for users, and can even prevent a company from serving its customers in a timely manner.

In this book, Mark Gurry shares his in-depth knowledge of Oracle's SQL statement optimizers.

Oracle SQL Plus Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

The Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference is a must-have for anyone working with Oracle databases, especially those looking to maximize the effectiveness of SQL*Plus. As Oracle's long-standing interactive query tool, SQL*Plus is available at every Oracle site, from the largest data warehouse to the smallest single-user system. Despite its wide use, however, SQL*Plus is still often not completely understood or fully utilized. Database administrators and developers alike will therefore find the Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference to be extremely beneficial.

Oracle High-Performance SQL Tuning

From the official Oracle Press comes a comprehensive guide to tuning SQL statements for optimal execution. This expert resource explains how to view the internal execution plan of any SQL statement and change it to improve the performance of the statement. You'll get details on Oracle's optimizer modes, SQL extensions, the STATSPACK utility, and a wealth of methods for tuning Oracle SQL statements.

SQL Hacks

Whether you're running Access, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL, this book will help you push the limits of traditional SQL to squeeze data effectively from your database. The book offers 100 hacks -- unique tips and tools -- that bring you the knowledge of experts who apply what they know in the real world to help you take full advantage of the expressive power of SQL. You'll find practical techniques to address complex data manipulation problems.

Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the heart of a relational database management system. It's the language used to query the database, to create new tables in the database, to update and delete database fields, and to set privileges in the database. Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference is for everyone who needs to access an Oracle database using SQL--developers, DBAs, designers, and managers. SQL is based on research dating back to the late 1960s, but its first commercial release was in the RDBMS announced by the fledgling Oracle Corporation in 1979.