The Practical, Authoritative, 360-Degree Technical Guide to Oracle Exadata: From Setup to Administration, Optimization, Tuning, and Troubleshooting The blazingly fast Oracle Exadata Database Machine is being embraced by thousands of large-scale users worldwide: by governments, the military, enterprise organizations, cloud service providers, and anyone who needs extreme performance. Now, Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook provides authoritative guidance to running Oracle Exadata with maximum reliability, effectiveness, performance, and efficiency. Six renowned Oracle technology experts have brought together core technical information, experience, best practices, and insider tips in a concise reference. Covering both 11g and 12c versions of Oracle Exadata software, they deliver hands-on coverage of best practices, setup, migration, monitoring, administration, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. Whether you’re an Oracle Exadata DBA, DMA, architect, or manager, you need these insights. Get a 360-degree overview of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Efficiently deploy RAC within the Oracle Exadata ecosystem Fully leverage Storage Cell’s extraordinary performance, via Offloading, Smart Scans, and Hybrid Columnar Compression Manage Exadata with OEM 12c: perform setup, configuration, asset/target discovery, and day-to-day administration Tune Oracle Exadata for even better performance Perform Exadata Backup/Recovery/DR with RMAN and Data Guard Migrate to Oracle Exadata from other platforms Use Oracle Exadata with the ZFS Storage Appliance Consolidate within the Exadata Database Cloud
The blazingly fast Oracle Exadata Database Machine is being embraced by thousands of large-scale users worldwide -- in government, the military, corporate enterprise, and wherever "extreme" database performance is required.The Oracle Exadata Handbook is today's most authoritative and practical guide to administering Oracle Exadata with maximum reliability, effectiveness, performance, and efficiency. Written by several internationally-respected Oracle technology experts, it brings together core day-to-day knowledge, experiences, best practices, tips, and tricks you won't find anywhere else. Covering both 11g and 12c versions of the underlying Oracle Exadata software, it provides hands-on, step-by-step coverage of all this, and more: Working with Oracle Exadata Compute Nodes and Storage Cells Gaining maximum performance by combining Exadata Flash Cache, Smart Scans, and Cell Offload Processing Taking full advantage of Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) Efficiently performing day-to-day Exadata administration tasks Performing Exadata Backup/Recovery/DR with RMAN and Data Guard Managing, monitoring and administering Exadata with OEM12c Migrating to Oracle Exadata from other platforms Using Oracle Exadata with the ZFS Storage Appliance Systematically tuning Oracle Exadata for performance Consolidating within the Exadata Database Cloud Mastering the most valuable Oracle Exadata tools and utilities Throughout, actionable ideas are summarized in bullet points for fast access. Chapters even contain "Job Interview Questions" sections identifying issues DBAs should be ready for when interviewing for positions involving Oracle Exadata.
Oracle Exadata Recipes takes an example-based, problem/solution approach in showing how to size, install, configure, manage, monitor, optimize, and migrate Oracle database workloads on and to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Whether you’re an Oracle Database administrator, Unix/Linux administrator, storage administrator, network administrator, or Oracle developer, Oracle Exadata Recipes provides effective and proven solutions to accomplish a wide variety of tasks on the Exadata Database Machine. You can feel confident using the reliable solutions that are demonstrated in this book in your enterprise Exadata environment. Managing Oracle Exadata is unlike managing a traditional Oracle database. Oracle’s Exadata Database Machine is a pre-configured engineered system comprised of hardware and software, built to deliver extreme performance for Oracle Database workloads. Exadata delivers extreme performance by offering an optimally balanced hardware infrastructure with fast components at each layer of the engineered technology stack, as well as a unique set of Oracle software features designed to leverage the high-performing hardware infrastructure by reducing I/O demands. Let Oracle Exadata Recipes help you translate your existing Oracle Database knowledge into the exciting new growth area that is Oracle Exadata. Helps extend your Oracle Database skillset to the fast-growing, Exadata platform Presents information on managing Exadata in a helpful, example-based format Clearly explains unique Exadata software and hardware features What you’ll learn Install and configure Exadata Manage your Exadata hardware infrastructure Monitor and troubleshoot performance issues Manage smart scan and cell offload processing Take advantage of Hybrid Columnar Compression Deploy Smart Flash Cache and Smart Flash Logging Ensure the health of your Exadata environment Who this book is for Oracle Exadata Recipes is for Oracle Database administrators, Unix/Linux administrators, storage administrators, backup administrators, network administrators, and Oracle developers who want to quickly learn to develop effective and proven solutions without reading through a lengthy manual scrubbing for techniques. Readers in a hurry will appreciate the recipe format that sets up solutions to common tasks as the centerpiece of the book. Table of Contents Exadata Hardware Exadata Software How Oracle Works on Exadata Workload Qualification Sizing Exadata Preparing for Exadata Administration and Diagnostics Utilities Backup and Recovery Storage Administration Network Administration Patching and Upgrades Security Monitoring Exadata Storage Cells Host and Database Performance Monitoring Smart Scan and Cell Offload Hybrid Columnar Compression I/O Resource Management and Instance Caging Smart Flash Cache and Smart Flash Logging Storage Indexes Post-Installation Monitoring Tasks Post-Install Database Tasks
Martin Bach,Kristofferson Arao,Andy Colvin,Frits Hoogland,Kerry Osborne,Randy Johnson,Tanel Poder
Author: Martin Bach,Kristofferson Arao,Andy Colvin,Frits Hoogland,Kerry Osborne,Randy Johnson,Tanel Poder
Expert Oracle Exadata, 2nd Edition opens up the internals of Oracle's Exadata platform so that you can fully benefit from the most performant and scalable database hardware appliance capable of running Oracle Database. This edition is fully-updated to cover Exadata 5-2 and Oracle Database 12c. If you're new to Exadata, you'll soon learn that it embodies a change in how you think about and manage relational databases. A key part of that change lies in the concept of offloading SQL processing to the storage layer. In addition there is Oracle's engineering effort in creating a powerful platform for both consolidation and transaction processing. The resulting value proposition in the form of Exadata has truly been a game-changer. Expert Oracle Exadata, 2nd Edition provides a look at the internals and how the combination of hardware and software that comprise Exadata actually work. Authors include Martin Bach, Andy Colvin, and Frits Hoogland, with contributions from Karl Arao, and built on the foundation laid by Kerry Osborne, Randy Johnson, and Tanel Poder in the first edition. They share their real-world experience gained through a great many Exadata implementations, possibly more than any other group of experts today. Always their goal is toward helping you advance your career through success with Exadata in your own environment. This book is intended for readers who want to understand what makes the platform tick and for whom—"how" it does what it is does is as important as what it does. By being exposed to the features that are unique to Exadata, you will gain an understanding of the mechanics that will allow you to fully benefit from the advantages that the platform provides. This book changes how you think about managing SQL performance and processing. It provides a roadmap to successful Exadata implementation. And it removes the "black box" mystique. You'll learn how Exadata actually works and be better able to manage your Exadata engineered systems in support of your business. This book: Changes the way you think about managing SQL performance and processing Provides a roadmap to successful Exadata implementation Removes the "black box" mystique, showing how Exadata actually works
Expert Oracle RAC 12c is a hands-on book helping you understand and implement Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and to reduce the total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) of a RAC database. As a seasoned professional, you are probably aware of the importance of understanding the technical details behind the RAC stack. This book provides deep understanding of RAC concepts and implementation details that you can apply toward your day-to-day operational practices. You’ll be guided in troubleshooting and avoiding trouble in your installation. Successful RAC operation hinges upon a fast-performing network interconnect, and this book dedicates a chapter solely to that very important and easily overlooked topic. All four authors are experienced RAC engineers with a wealth of hard-won experience encountering and surmounting the challenges of running a RAC environment that delivers on its promise. In Expert Oracle RAC 12c they provide you a framework in which to avoid repeating their hard-won lessons. Their goal is for you to manage your own RAC environment with ease and expertise. Provides a deep conceptual understanding of RAC Provides best practices to implement RAC properly and match application workload Enables readers to troubleshoot RAC with ease What you’ll learn Know when to apply RAC, and when not to Design applications to take advantage of RAC Troubleshoot and solve clusterware problems Manage database backup and recovery in RAC Stay on top of locking issues and deadlock detection Harness the performance from parallel processing in RAC Support your RAC environment with a healthy network interconnect Who this book is for Expert Oracle RAC 12c is for experienced Oracle Database Administrators (DBAs) who are ready to take the next step in their career by expanding their skill set to include building and managing Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). DBAs and architects who are in the process of implementing RAC can immensely benefit from this book. It’s an excellent choice for DBAs to learn RAC conceptually, understand best practices, and become experts in troubleshooting RAC problems. Table of ContentsOverview of Oracle RAC Clusterware Management and Troubleshooting RAC Operational Practices RAC New Features Storage and ASM Practices Application Design Issues Managing and Optimizing a Complex RAC Environment Backup and Recovery in RAC Network Practices in RAC RAC Database Optimization Locks and Deadlocks Parallel Query in RAC Clusterware and Database Upgrades Oracle RAC One Node
Rick Greenwald,Robert Stackowiak,Maqsood Alam,Mans Bhuller
Author: Rick Greenwald,Robert Stackowiak,Maqsood Alam,Mans Bhuller
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Maximize Oracle Exadata Capabilities Leverage all of the powerful features available in the Oracle Exadata Database Machine using the proven techniques inside this Oracle Press guide. Written by Oracle experts, Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata shows you how to take full advantage of this complete, optimized package of software, servers, and storage. Best practices for enterprise deployments, high availability, administration, backup and recovery, data warehousing, online transaction processing, consolidation, and migration are included in this authoritative resource. Take advantage of the tightly integrated hardware and software in the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Work with Oracle Exadata software features, including Smart Scans, Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression, storage indexes, Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache, and I/O Resource Manager Understand Oracle Exadata Database Machine balanced hardware architecture Architect, administer, and monitor Oracle Exadata Storage Servers Deploy data warehouses on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Run online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Consolidate databases with and migrate databases to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Tariq Farooq,Mike Ault,Paulo Portugal,Mohamed Houri,Syed Jaffar Hussain,Jim Czuprynski,Guy Harrison
Author: Tariq Farooq,Mike Ault,Paulo Portugal,Mohamed Houri,Syed Jaffar Hussain,Jim Czuprynski,Guy Harrison
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
An Expert Guide for Solving Complex Oracle Database Problems Oracle Database Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Handbook delivers comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date advice for running the Oracle Database reliably and efficiently in complex production environments. Seven leading Oracle experts have brought together an unmatched collection of proven solutions, hands-on examples, and step-by-step tips for Oracle Database 12c, 11g, and other recent versions of Oracle Database. Every solution is crafted to help experienced Oracle DBAs and DMAs understand and fix serious problems as rapidly as possible. The authors cover LOB segments, UNDO tablespaces, high GC buffer wait events, poor query response times, latch contention, indexing, XA distributed transactions, RMAN backup/recovery, and much more. They also offer in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including DDL optimization, VLDB tuning, database forensics, adaptive cursor sharing, data pumps, data migration, SSDs, indexes, and how to go about fixing Oracle RAC problems. Learn how to Choose the quickest path to solve high-impact problems Use modern best practices to make your day more efficient and predictable Construct your “Call 9-1-1 plan” for future database emergencies Proactively perform maintenance to improve your environment’s stability Save time with industry-standard tools and scripts Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.
An Expert Guide to Building Oracle Database Cloud Infrastructures This is the first complete, practical guide to architecting, designing, and building Database Clouds with Oracle 12c. Written by a veteran author team of Oracle gurus and ACE Directors, Building Database Clouds in Oracle 12c combines a real-world, hands-on operations guide with an expert handbook on Oracle Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS) and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). Writing for Oracle DBAs, DMAs, cloud administrators, and other Oracle professionals, the authors present authoritative technical information for database cloud build-out, management, monitoring, and day-to-day administration. The authors first explain the key concepts underlying DBaaS, describe cloud computing implementations related to it, and outline the business and technology benefits. Next, they show how the Oracle DBA’s approach changes in cloud environments. Then, building on this foundation, they offer insider advice on all key facets of database cloud deployment and operation with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle RAC 12c. This guide helps you Make the business case for cloud computing with DBaaS Organize DBA responsibilities in cloud environments Plan, design, and deploy Database Clouds with Oracle’s latest components Consolidate schema and databases with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Use best practices for management, administration metering, and chargeback Clone databases quickly and reliably Set up grid infrastructure on Oracle VM for x86 or Oracle VM VirtualBox
Enterprise Manager 12c (EM12c), Oracle’s newest and fully-integrated enterprise management product, now provides a complete cloud lifecycle management solution and enterprise environment management interface. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c opens up the secrets of this incredible management tool, saving you time while enhancing your visibility as someone management can rely upon to deliver reliable database service in today’s increasingly chaotic and change-driven IT environment. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c covers all the topics you demand and need to function effectively, from basic monitoring and configuration to advanced metric extensions and plugins. Real-life scenarios and demonstrations place you in the comfort zone of using the EM12c console, and the experienced author team provides deep understanding of the inner workings of this new Enterprise Manager. Database administrators and system administrators are expected to offer increasing levels of service for 24X7 systems and newer cloud environments. Em12c offers robust, end-to-end intelligent management of the complete environment. It includes direct, real-time integration with Oracle’s online knowledgebase. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c helps you master this important tool and manage any challenge that comes your way. Provides example solutions to everyday problems through EM12c features. Explains the changes in EM12c, included trusted extensions. Focuses on advanced aspects of the EM12c interface.
"Cowritten by members of Oracle's big data team, [this book] provides complete coverage of Oracle's comprehensive, integrated set of products for acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and leveraging unstructured data. The book discusses the strategies and technologies essential for a successful big data implementation, including Apache Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Endeca, Oracle Advanced Analytics, and Oracle's open source R offerings"--Page 4 of cover.
Master Oracle GoldenGate 11g Enable highly available, real-time access to enterprise data in heterogeneous environments. Featuring hands-on workshops, Oracle GoldenGate 11g Handbook shows you how to install, configure, and implement this high-performance application. You’ll learn how to replicate data across Oracle databases and other platforms, including MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, and perform near-zero-downtime migrations and upgrades. Monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting are also discussed in this Oracle Press guide. Install and configure Oracle GoldenGate Implement Oracle GoldenGate one-way replication Configure multitarget and cascading replication Use bidirectional replication to build a heterogeneous database infrastructure Secure your environment, control and manipulate data, and prevent errors Configure Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Use Oracle GoldenGate with MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server Perform near-zero-downtime upgrades and migrations Use Oracle GoldenGate Monitor and Oracle GoldenGate Director Ensure data quality with Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Implement nondatabase integration options
Learn how to define strategies for cloud adoption of your Oracle database landscape. Understand private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud computing in order to successfully design and manage databases in the cloud. The Cloud DBA-Oracle provides an overview of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) that you can use in defining your cloud adoption strategy. In-depth details of various cloud service providers for Oracle database are given, including Oracle Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Database administration techniques relevant to hosting databases in the cloud are shown in the book as well as the technical details needed to perform all database administration tasks and activities, such as migration to the cloud, backup in the cloud, and new database setup in the cloud. You will learn from real-world business cases and practical examples of administration of Oracle database in the cloud, highlighting the challenges faced and solutions implemented. What you will learn: Cloud computing concepts from the DBA perspective, such as private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud Technical details of all aspects of cloud database administration Challenges faced during setup of databases in private cloud or database migration to public cloud Key points to be kept in mind during database administration in the cloud Practical examples of successful Oracle database cloud migration and support Who Is This Book For All levels of IT professionals, from executives responsible for determining database strategies to database administrators and database architects who manage and design databases.
Author: Nitin Vengurlekar,Murali Vallath,Rich Long
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Build and manage a scalable storage infrastructure with Oracle Automatic Storage Management Streamline data management and provisioning using Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) and the detailed information contained in this exclusive Oracle Press resource. Written by a team of database experts, Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide explains how to build and maintain a dynamic, highly available Oracle database storage environment. Inside, you'll learn how to configure storage for Oracle ASM, build disk groups, use data striping and mirroring, and optimize performance. You'll also learn how to ensure consistency across server and storage platforms, maximize data redundancy, and administer Oracle ASM from the command line. Manage Oracle ASM Instances and configure Oracle RDBMS instances to leverage Oracle ASM Define, discover, and manage disk storage under Oracle ASM Create external, normal-redundancy, and high-redundancy disk groups Add and remove Oracle ASM storage without affecting RDMS instance availability Learn how Oracle ASM provides even I/O distribution Work with Oracle ASM directories, files, templates, and aliases Improve storage performance and integrity using the ASMLIB API Simplify system administration with the Oracle ASM command line interface Understand key internal Oracle ASM structures and algorithms
Author: Y V Ravikumar,K M Krishnakumar,Nassyam Basha
Learn all of the available upgrade and migration methods in detail to move to Oracle Database version 12c. You will become familiar with database upgrade best practices to complete the upgrade in an effective manner and understand the Oracle Database 12c patching process. So it’s time to upgrade Oracle Database to version 12c and you need to choose the appropriate method while considering issues such as downtime. This book explains all of the available upgrade and migration methods so you can choose the one that suits your environment. You will be aware of the practical issues and proactive measures to take to upgrade successfully and reduce unexpected issues. With every release of Oracle Database there are new features and fixes to bugs identified in previous versions. As each release becomes obsolete, existing databases need to be upgraded. Oracle Database Upgrade and Migration Methods explains each method along with its strategy, requirements, steps, and known issues that have been seen so far. This book also compares the methods to help you choose the proper method according to your constraints. Also included in this book: Pre-requisite patches and pre-upgrade steps Patching to perform changes at the binary and database level to apply bug fixes What You Will Learn: Understand the need and importance of database upgrading and migration Be aware of the challenges associated with database upgrade decision making Compare all upgrade/migration methods Become familiar with database upgrade best practices and recommendations Understand database upgrade concepts in high availability and multi-tenant environments Know the database downgrade steps in case the upgraded database isn’t compatible with the environment Discover the features and benefits to the organization when it moves from the old database version to the latest database version Understand Oracle 12c patching concepts Who This Book Is For: Core database administrators, solution architects, business consultants, and database architects
Maximize Application Performance on Oracle Exadata Written by an enterprise architect specializing in applications on Oracle's engineered systems, Running Applications on Oracle Exadata: Tuning Tips & Techniques reveals proven methods for configuring and tuning Oracle Exadata to achieve peak results from applications. You'll get complete details on application migration, consolidation, and administration. Deliver unparalleled enterprise application performance on Oracle Exadata using the best practices provided in this Oracle Press guide. Understand Oracle Exadata architecture, hardware components, and software features Achieve peak performance from online transaction processing (OLTP) systems Size Oracle Exadata for applications using comparative and predictive methods Migrate and consolidate applications to Oracle Exadata Monitor, manage, and administer all Oracle Exadata components to ensure high availability and performance Develop and implement a backup and recovery strategy Learn best practices for running applications on Oracle Exadata Code examples in the book are available for download at OraclePressBooks.com
GoldenGate exchanges data among systems in a timely manner and meets the demand for real-time access to information regardless of volume. The new release, 12c, includes an optimized database, intelligent and integrated delivery capabilities, expanded heterogeneity, and tighter security. Perform zero downtime data migration to on-premise or public cloud with GoldenGate's feature-rich portfolio. Start with the installation and learn the design concepts and enhanced configuration of GoldenGate 12c. Exploit new 12c features to successfully implement GoldenGate on your enterprise. Dive deep into configuring GoldenGate for high availability, DDL support, and reverse processing. Build fast, secure, robust, scalable technical solutions by tuning data delivery and networks. Finally, enrich your data replication knowledge by learning the troubleshooting tips.
Quickly Get Up and Running on Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service Quickly install, configure, and start using Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service with the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Designed for easy learning, the book features real-world examples, detailed illustrations, and step-by-step instructions. Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service: A Beginner’s Guide walks you through the basics and shows you how to provision, create, and deploy databases. Basic system administration tasks, including data backup and recovery, software patching, and system updating, are clearly explained. Advanced monitoring and data compression techniques are also covered. Inside, you’ll discover how to: •Set up and configure Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service•Navigate the user interface•Work with tooling and CLIs•Deploy smart scans and storage indexes•Employ the latest compression techniques•Handle Oracle Exadata resource management•Administer Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache•Manage and monitor your Oracle Exadata Cloud Service•Migrate to Oracle Exadata Cloud Service TAG: For a complete list of Oracle Press titles, visit www.OraclePressBooks.com.