30 July, 2009

A PACKT book on Oracle Database Utilities

A few days ago, PACKT Publishing invited me to review the book "Oracle 10g/11g Data and Database Management Utilities" by Hector R. Madrid.

If you visit their website, you will notice that they publish books which are "off the mainstream". Their collection of Oracle Books isn't what you see from, say, Oracle Pubishing or McGrawHill or Apress. Obviously, they aren't looking at very high volume sales but want to attract buyers of books on specific or even specialised topics.

I have being reading the "Oracle 10g/11g Data and Database Management Utilities" eBook. I appreciate the chapters on
SQL Loader,
External Tables,
Session Management (locking and waiting for locks, killing sessions, resource manager, ASH, even Service Registration) {never before have I seen all these topics put together in a Chapter, although I wish that this chapter could be expanded, even doubled in size},
DBCA, OUI, EMCA and OPatch -- each being a seperate Chapter.
(there are other chapters as well).

All in all, this is a book worth having available on one's desktop (either in hard copy or soft copy), as a Reference.

Hector Madrid maintains an Oracle Blog.
Hans Forbrich (many of us know him on forums.oracle.com) is a Reviewer.


1 comment:

Jerome said...

Good job,Oracle databases control simultaneous access to data resources with locks.I m working on oracle 10g and hope that your blog will helpful for me thanks.