Any organization that uses the Oracle RDBMS these days probably runs multiple databases. Oracle provides many tools for designing, developing, administering, and securing distributed database systems. With these tools, data in multiple databases is accessible just as if it were stored in a single database. Oracle Distributed Systems, covering both Oracle7 and Oracle8i, describes how you can use multiple databases and the distributed features of Oracle to best advantage.
Oracle Distributed Systems covers the setup and design of distributed systems, SQL*Net (and Net8), security considerations, and the details of Oracle's distributed database features: advanced replication, snapshots, multi-master replication, updateable snapshots, procedural replication, and conflict resolution. Oracle Distributed Systems comes with a complete API reference for Oracle's built-in packages and a diskette containing many helpful scripts for database administrators.
Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference is a companion to Steven Feuerstein and Bill Pribyl's bestselling Oracle PL/SQL Programming book. The pocket reference boils down the most vital information from Oracle PL/SQL Programming into an accessible quick-reference with an up to the minute coverage of Oracle 8i and Java. Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference summarizes the basics of PL/SQL-its block structure, fundamental language elements, data structures (including Oracle8 objects), and statements for program control, loops, exception handling, and database access. It also covers the basics of using Oracle's procedures, functions, and packages.
For more information, including Table of Contents and index see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ordistsys/ for Oracle Distributed Systems and http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/orplpr/ for Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference.
By Charles Dye
1st Edition April 1999
548 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-432-0, $39.95 Includes diskette
Language Pocket Reference
By Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl & Chip Dawes
1st Edition April 1999
104 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-457-6, $7.95
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