Now in its third edition, this best-selling book continues to bring you some of the best thinking on how to apply Oracle Database to produce scalable applications that perform well and deliver correct results. Tom Kyte and Darl Kuhn share a simple philosophy: "you can treat Oracle as a black box and just stick data into it, or you can understand how it works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment." If you choose the latter, then you’ll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly. This fully revised third edition covers the developments up to Oracle Database 12c. Significant new content is included surrounding Oracle's new cloud feature set, and especially the use of pluggable databases. Each feature is taught in a proof-by-example manner, not only discussing what it is, but also how it works, how to implement software using it, and the common pitfalls associated with it.Don’t treat Oracle Database as a black-box. Get this book. Get under the hood. Turbo-charge your career. * Revised to cover Oracle Database 12c * Proof-by-example approach: Let the evidence be your guide * Dives deeply into Oracle Database’s most powerful features
Thomas Kyte is vice president of the Core Technologies Group at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.0.9 was released in 1993. Kyte, however, has been working with Oracle since version 5.1.5c. At Oracle, Kyte works with the Oracle database, and more specifically, he helps clients who are using the Oracle database and works directly with them specifying and building their systems or rebuilding and tuning them. Prior to working at Oracle, Kyte was a systems integrator who built large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications for military and government clients.Tom Kyte is the same "Ask Tom" whose column appears in Oracle Magazine, where he answers questions about the Oracle database and tools that developers and database administrators struggle with every day. Darl Kuhn, an Oracle DBA and software developer with 18 years experience, is a senior DBA with Sun Microsystems. Before joining Sun, his work as a consultant ranged from database administration to custom application development. Darl is a coauthor of the Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference book, and has written several articles for Oracle Magazine. He is an affiliate professor at Regis University where he teaches Oracle courses for the graduate department of Computer Information Technology. For the past nine years, Darl has served as a volunteer DBA and developer for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. Darl has an MBA from Colorado State University and currently lives in Littleton, Colorado.