Master Database Administration using Packt's new book on Oracle Database 11g

Packt released a new book on Oracle database 11g which is an example-oriented guide to optimize a DBA's performance on 11g databases.

Online PR News – 13-May-2010 – – Oracle Database 11g – Underground Advice for Database Administrators a new book from Packt, is a real world DBA practical guide that goes beyond the basics. Written by April Sims who is currently the Database Administrator at Southern Utah University and also a presenter at Oracle Open World, IOUG COLLABORATE, and numerous regional Oracle-related conferences, this book will optimize a DBA's performance on 11g database.

The Oracle Database is a relational database management system (RDBMS) produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation. A database administrator (DBA) directs or performs all activities related to maintaining a successful database environment.

This book will highlight the job responsibilities, skill set and abilities required for one to be a successful DBA. It will show how distributed grid computing is useful in overcoming common problems and proactively preventing disasters. On reading the book DBA's will learn how to reduce downtime across their enterprise by standardizing hardware, software, tools, utilities, commands, and architectural components.

DBA's will learn to implement RMAN with DATA GUARD, transportable tablespaces, and the new Data Recovery Advisor. They will be able to easily implement Maximum Availability Architecture with commodity hardware. Administrators will gain insight on how to install Oracle Database 11g and how to migrate to new upgrades using the Step-Ordered Approach making it compliant with an MAA. This book will also help in solving forecasting, performance, and tuning issues with the low cost tools available.

This book is a guide for anyone who is in charge of an Oracle database, a single employee or a DBA manager of several employees. This book deals especially with problems that novice DBAs struggle with in particular. The book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit