Jozef Babjak, September 28, 2010 - 12:31 pm UTC
as so many times, you pointing people to Concepts Guide again. Please, can you provide a direct link to the document, the most recent one?
Let me explain: I'm not Oracle specialist, I'm "only" interested in as general IT specialist and developer. I'm interested in some top-level approaches how to solve concurrency, scalability and performance problems "by design". Last time I read Oracle Concepts Guide (years ago), it has much less than 100 pages. Weeks ago I tried to find newer version of it, but I only found a document 600 or 800 pages - it does not seem to be a "brief introduction", so I'm not sure that I found the correct document. Or does Oracle complexity changes so dramatically? :-)
By the way, I have a Czech translation of you book mentioned above, and it was one of most useful books I ever read, even if I'm dealing with databases only marginaly. I have read it twice.
Oleksandr Alesinskyy, September 28, 2010 - 12:56 pm UTC
As far as I can remember it was reorganized (and renamed) somewhen between 7.0 and 7.3 (at 7.2 I guess). At 7.0 it was really thin - likely between 150 and 300 pages.
Sure, I have no proof on hands and am not sure if this version of the guide may be found on Internet.
September 28, 2010 - 1:15 pm UTC
well.... I pull off my old v7.0 server concepts guide (december, 1992)
chapter page count
I keep that one document purely out of sentimental value :)
It was bigger back in the day then it is now...
You can't find the documentation?!?
APH, September 28, 2010 - 1:08 pm UTC
Please, can you provide a direct
link to the document, the most recent one?
Here's the (current as of today) link to the 11.2 Concepts Guide - it isn't hidden. I think if you do an search for "Oracle 11.2 Concepts Guide" you'll probably end up in the right place. http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/homepage Weeks ago I tried to find newer version of it, but I only found a document 600 or 800 pages...
The current document is 454 pages, cover-to-cover, including the table of contents, preface, glossary, and index. Maybe Oracle has gotten a bit more complicated since version 4. Gosh, I would hope so!
A reader, September 28, 2010 - 6:23 pm UTC
Thanks Tom. We already use ASSM. I have partitioned the table but I had to create hash partition since there was no specific key for range partition. The table does not have any LOB columns. I have asked for a review of the application design to reduce IO.
I do have your book Expert Oracle Database Architecture and refer to it all the time. Your book gives a complete picture, with pros and cons, of every feature.
A reader, September 28, 2010 - 6:35 pm UTC
I pull off my old v7.0 server concepts guide
Oleksandr Alesinskyy, September 29, 2010 - 2:35 pm UTC