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oracle real application clusters
Oracle Real Application Clusters
byMurali Vallath ISBN:1555582885
Digital Press 2004 (781 pages)

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the features, technology and principles of RAC that is part of the Oracle9i release of Oracle's RDBMS product.

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Oracle Real Application Clusters
Part I - Concepts
Chapter 1- Requirements Analysis
Chapter 2- Hardware Concepts
Chapter 3- Oracle Database Concepts
Part II - Architecture
Chapter 4- Real Application Cluster Architecture
Chapter 5- Transaction Management
Chapter 6- Parallel Processing
Chapter 7- Designing Databases for RAC
Chapter 8- Installation and Configuration
Chapter 9- Parameters and Views
Part III - Operations
Chapter 10- Availability and Scalability
Chapter 11- Migrating to RAC
Chapter 12- Backup and Recovery
Chapter 13- Performance Tuning —Tools and Utilities
Chapter 14- Tuning a Single Instance
Chapter 15- Performance Tuning — Cluster
Chapter 16- Problem Diagnosis
Chapter 17- RAC Implementations
Part IV - Appendices
Appendix 1- Utilities
Appendix 2- Scripts
Appendix 3- References
Appendix 4- Work Plan
List of Figures
List of Tables


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Clustered configuration first hit the scene nearly 20 years ago when Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) introduced the VaxCluster. Until now, the topic of Real Application Clusters (RAC) implementation had never been fully explored. For the first time, Murali Vallath dissects RAC mysteries in his book Oracle Real Application Clusters to enlighten and educate readers on the internals of RAC operations, cache fusion, fusion recovery processes and the fast reconfiguration of RAC.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the features, technology and principles of RAC that is part of the Oracle9i release of Oracle's RDBMS product. It is divided into three main parts: application/database design, development and maintenance life cycles.

Compared to its predecessor OPS, the architecture behind RAC implementation have changed significantly. Vallath discusses Oracle9i features in a RAC implementation with respect to usage and design considerations, as well as those parameters that are and are not applicable. Areas covered include partitioning, indexes, tablespace management, transaction management, backup and recovery principles. Performance tuning with examples, troubleshooting and problem solving scenarios are covered in detail, as well as discussions on the migration process from a single instance database to RAC and migration from an OPS implementation to RAC. Oracle Real Application Clusters takes readers through a logical flow from RAC concepts to operations, covering each facet with a fine-tooth comb. Vallath's skilled writing style makes each chapter entertaining and informative as only a true RAC connoisseur can provide. New and experienced users of RAC, as well as those seeking to expand their knowledge of this dynamic technology, will find this book to be a necessity for both home and office reference libraries.

About the Author

Murali Vallath has been using Oracle products for over 16 years. His work spans industries such as broadcasting, manufacturing and telephony and most recently transportation logistics. Vallath is no stranger to the software development life cycle; his solid understanding of IT covers requirement analysis, architecture, modeling, database design, application development, performance tuning and implementation.

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