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Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed

by Darl Kuhn Thomas Kyte

Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed provides much-needed information for building scalable, high-concurrency applications and deploy them against the Oracle Database. Read this short, 150-page book that is adapted from Expert Oracle Database Architecture to gain a solid and accurate understanding of how locking and concurrency are dealt with by Oracle Database. Also learn how the Oracle Database architecture accommodates user transactions, and how you can write code to mesh with how Oracle Database is designed to operate. Good transaction design is an important facet of highly-concurrent applications that are run by hundreds, even thousands of users who are all executing transactions at the same time. Transaction design in turn relies upon a good understanding of how the underlying database platform manages of the locking of resources so as to prevent access conflicts and data loss that might otherwise result from concurrent access to data in the database. Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed covers in detail the various lock types, and also different locking schemes such as pessimistic and optimistic locking. Then you'll learn about transaction isolation and multiversion concurrency, and how the various lock types support Oracle Database's transactional features. You'll learn some good tips for transaction design, as well as some bad practices and habits to avoid. Coverage is also given to redo and undo, and their role in concurrency. This is an important book that anyone developing highly-concurrent applications will want to have handy on their shelf. What you'll learn Understand locks and their implication for concurrent applications Manage transaction isolation to meet business needs while not impeding concurrency Design effective transactions and choose the correct atomicity level for your needs Take advantage of features such as deferrable constraints and autonomous transactions Build multi-database applications with needed atomicity through distributed transactions Investigate and troubleshoot redo and undo problems that can impede concurrency Who this book is for Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed is the definitive book on transactions and locking for Oracle Database developers and architects who are developing highly-concurrent applications. Readers should already have good understanding of SQL and PL/SQL. Experience in application development is also beneficial. Table of Contents 1. Building for Concurrency 2. Locking and Issues 3. Lock Types 4. Concurrency and Multiversioning 5. Transactions 6. Redo and Undo 7. Investigating Undo 8. Investigating Undo

Oracle RMAN Database Duplication

by Darl Kuhn

RMAN is Oracle's flagship backup and recovery tool, but did you know it's also an effective database duplication tool? Oracle RMAN Database Duplication is a deep dive into RMAN's duplication feature set, showing how RMAN can make it so much easier for you as a database administrator to satisfy the many requests from developers and testers for database copies and refreshes for use in their work. You'll learn to make and refresh duplicate databases with a single command, and of course you can automate and schedule that command so that developers and testers are supplied with regular, known good databases without any manual intervention on your part. Fast and easy provisioning of databases for developers and testers is a driving force in the move to cloud computing and virtualization. RMAN's robust database duplication feature set plays right into this growing need for ease of provisioning, enabling easy duplication of known-good databases on demand, across operating systems such as between Linux and Solaris, and even across storage environments such as when duplicating from a RAC/ASM environment to a single-node instance using regular file system storage. Oracle RMAN Database Duplication is your thorough guide to providing amazing business value to your organization by way of fast and easy provisioning of database duplicates in service of development and testing projects.

Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference

by Darl Kuhn Scott Schulze

Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference is a handy guide for DBAs who intend to use Oracle Recovery Manager for database backup and recovery. Because Recovery Manager (RMAN) is a relatively new tool, many DBAs are just becoming familiar with it. They will welcome a timely book that explains clearly and concisely how to use RMAN for common backup and recovery tasks that are infrequent, yet extremely vital. The first portion of the book is primarily task-oriented. After a short section on RMAN architecture, the book shows (in checklist style) how to perform common backup and recovery tasks such as: Implementing a recovery catalog Creating and running RMAN scripts Configuring input/output channels Taking a full database backup Backing up tablespaces and datafiles Taking incremental backups Recovering lost datafiles The second portion of the book consists of a handy syntax reference to the many RMAN commands. Having a quick reference to RMAN commands is a great convenience to DBAs who otherwise, often under the pressure of a recovery situation, would have to wade through Oracle's online documentation.

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