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Oracle SQL Tuning with Oracle SQLTXPLAIN

Oracle SQL Tuning with SQLTXPLAIN is a practical guide to SQL tuning the way Oracle's own experts do it, using a freely downloadable tool called SQLTXPLAIN. Using this simple tool you'll learn how to tune even the most complex SQL, and you'll learn to do it quickly, without the huge learning curve usually associated with tuning as a whole. Firmly based in real world problems, this book helps you reclaim system resources and avoid the most common bottleneck in overall performance, badly tuned SQL. You'll learn how the optimizer works, how to take advantage of its latest features, and when it's better to turn them off.Quickly tune any SQL statement no matter how complex. Build and tune test cases without affecting production. Use the latest tuning features with confidence. What you’ll learn How and why complex SQL goes wrong When statistics are crucial and when they are not How and when the tuning facilities of the database can help or hinder When to tune and when not to tune Which steps in an execution plan are crucial to performance How the optimizer works out the execution plan Who this book is for[...]

Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration (The Expert’s Voice)

Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration is a book focused on results. Author Darl Kuhn draws from a well of experience over a decade deep to lay out real-world techniques that lead to success as an Oracle Database administrator. He gives clear explanations on how to perform critical tasks. He weaves in theory where necessary without bogging you down in unneeded detail. He is not afraid to take a stand on how things should be done. He won’t leave you adrift in a sea of choices, showing you three ways to do something and then walking away. Database administration isn’t about passing a certified exam, or about pointing-and-clicking your way through a crisis. Database administration is about applying the right solution at the right time, about avoiding risk, about making robust choices that get you home each night in time for dinner with your family. If you have “buck stops here” responsibility for an Oracle database, then Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration is the book you need to help elevate yourself to the level of Professional Oracle Database Administrator. Covers multi-tenant container and pluggable database implementation and management Condenses and organizes the core job of a database administrator[...]

Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification All-In-One Exam Guide (Oracle Press)

The Most Authoritative OCA/OCP Exam Guide Available Prepare to pass the OCA and OCP Oracle Database 10g certification exams with help from this Oracle Press guide. With complete coverage of all the material on Exam #1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I and Exam #1Z0-043 Oracle Database 10g: Administration II, this book covers everything you need to know to pass both exams. Inside, you’ll find helpful exam tips, hundreds of practice questions, and real-world exercises. This comprehensive guide serves as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference. Get full details on all exam objectives, including how to: Install Oracle Database 10g and create a database Use SQL, SQL*Plus, iSQL*Plus, and PL/SQL Create and manage database user accounts Configure Oracle Networking Manage shared servers Monitor, tune, and troubleshoot a database Handle database backup, restore, and recovery Use Oracle Recovery Manager and Oracle Flashback Configure and manage security Use Automatic Storage Management and Resource Manager Automate administrative tasks Included on the CD-ROM Electronic Practice Test engine with two full practice exams Complete electronic book[...]

SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming (Pragmatic Programmers)

Bill Karwin has helped thousands of people write better SQL and build stronger relational databases. Now he’s sharing his collection of antipatterns—the most common errors he’s identified in those thousands of requests for help. Each chapter in this book helps you identify, explain, and correct a unique and dangerous antipattern. The four parts of the book group the antipatterns in terms of logical database design, physical database design, queries, and application development. The chances are good that your application’s database layer already contains problems such as Index Shotgun, Keyless Entry, Fear of the Unknown, and Spaghetti Query. This book will help you and your team find them. Even better, it will also show you how to fix them, and how to avoid these and other problems in the future. SQL Antipatterns gives you a rare glimpse into an SQL expert’s playbook. Now you can stamp out these common database errors once and for all. Whatever platform or programming language you use, whether you’re a junior programmer or a Ph.D., SQL Antipatterns will show you how to design and build databases, how to write better database queries, and how to integrate SQL programming with your application like an expert. You’ll also[...]

Understanding and Using C Pointers: Core Techniques for Memory Management

Improve your programming through a solid understanding of C pointers and memory management. With this practical book, you’ll learn how pointers provide the mechanism to dynamically manipulate memory, enhance support for data structures, and enable access to hardware. Author Richard Reese shows you how to use pointers with arrays, strings, structures, and functions, using memory models throughout the book.Difficult to master, pointers provide C with much flexibility and power—yet few resources are dedicated to this data type. This comprehensive book has the information you need, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced C or C++ programmer or developer.Get an introduction to pointers, including the declaration of different pointer typesLearn about dynamic memory allocation, de-allocation, and alternative memory management techniquesUse techniques for passing or returning data to and from functionsUnderstand the fundamental aspects of arrays as they relate to pointersExplore the basics of strings and how pointers are used to support themExamine why pointers can be the source of security problems, such as buffer overflowLearn several pointer techniques, such as the use of opaque pointers, bounded pointers and, the restrict keyword[...]

How to Argue: Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively

The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head start every time you want to: Get your point across effectively Persuade other people to your way of thinking Keep your cool in a heated situation Win people over Get what you want Tackle a difficult person or topic Be convincing and articulate Have great confidence when you speak In How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. At home or at work, you'll be well equipped to make everything you say have the desired effect, every time[...]

Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World’s Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent

Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World's Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent[...]

ActiveMQ in Action

Applications in enterprises need to communicate, most commonly done by messaging. Apache ActiveMQ is an open-source implementation of the Java Message Service (JMS), which provides messaging in Java applications. ActiveMQ in Action is a thorough, practical guide to implementing message-oriented systems using ActiveMQ and Java. Co-authored by one of the leading ActiveMQ developers, Bruce Snyder, the book starts with the anatomy of a core Java message, then moves quickly through fundamentals including data persistence, authentication and authorization. Later chapters cover advanced features such as configuration and performance tuning, illustrating each concept with a running real-world stock portfolio application. Readers will learn to integrate ActiveMQ with Apache Geronimo and JBoss, and tie into both Java and non-Java technologies including AJAX, .NET, C++, Ruby, and the Spring framework. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book[...]

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