Oracle Exadata Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

  • 10h 43m
  • John Clarke
  • Apress
  • 2013

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.

About the Author

John Clarke is a Senior Oracle Architect specializing in Oracle infrastructure, applications, and technologies. John has worked with Oracle as a database administrator, developer, Unix/Linux administrator, and storage administrator since 1992. During his career, he has focused on Oracle performance optimization, enterprise architecture design and implementation, high availability, and disaster recovery. He is also cofounder and managing partner of Centroid, an Oracle consulting firm headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

In this Book

  • 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