Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Exadata v2 book

Shyan Varan Nath tweeted on the availability of a new Exadata book: Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata.

Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle ExadataFrom the page for the book, here is some background on the authors, four of them, all from Oracle:
  • Robert (Bob) Stackowiak is Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Oracle. He has coauthored several books on Oracle technologies. Stackowiak's papers regarding data warehousing and computer and software technology have appeared in publications such as The Data Warehousing Institute's Journal of Data Warehousing and Data Warehousing Trends and Applications.
  • Rick Greenwald is Director of Oracle Partner Enablement at Oracle where he has worked for more than 10 years. He is also the author or coauthor of several books on Oracle technologies.
  • Maqsood Alam, OCP, is Senior Manager, Product Development at Oracle. He is focused on evangelizing Oracle Exadata, performing competitive benchmarks, promoting best practices for migrations into Oracle Exadata from Oracle and non-Oracle databases, and providing support to customers undergoing large Oracle Exadata implementations.
  • Mans Bhuller, Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, Oracle, has worked at the forefront of emerging technologies at Oracle Corporation for the last 13 years. He currently runs the Database, Grid, and Systems Management architecture practice within Oracle's Enterprise Solutions Group where he has been paving the way for the Sun Oracle database machine and other foundational technologies.

Table of contents
  • Part I: Features and Foundations 
    • Chapter 1: Oracle and Tightly Integrated Hardware and Software Platforms 
    • Chapter 2: Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition Features 
    • Chapter 3: Exadata Software Features 
    • Chapter 4: Oracle Exadata Database Machine Platform Hardware Components 
  • Part II: Best Practices 
    • Chapter 5: Managing the Exadata Database Machine 
    • Chapter 6: High Availability and Backup Strategies 
    • Chapter 7: Deploying Data Warehouses on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine 
    • Chapter 8: Exadata and OLTP 
    • Chapter 9: Consolidating Databases with the Oracle Exadta Database Machine 
    • Chapter 10: Migrating to the Exadata Database Machine Appendix: Exadata Capacity and Performance Specifications
Kindle Excerpt: