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Oracle Database Online Documentation 11g Release 2 (11.2)

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DBA Essentials

Manage all aspects of your Oracle databases with the Enterprise Manager GUI.

Provides a single source reference for administering Oracle Database in a small to midsize environment, using the graphical user interface of Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control. If you are familiar with computers, but unfamiliar with administering Oracle Database, and your computer has four CPUs or fewer, and you do not expect to support more than 500 users, this book is appropriate for you.
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Provides an introduction to securing an Oracle database. In addition to describing how to manage security in a default Oracle database, this guide includes beginning level tutorials for Oracle Label Security and Oracle Database Vault.
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Explains how to perform day-to-day database performance tuning tasks using features provided by Oracle Diagnostics Pack, Oracle Tuning Pack, and Oracle Enterprise Manager.
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Describes how to install, configure, and administer Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) on a two-node system using the Oracle Linux operating system.
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Introduces the data warehousing solutions available in Oracle Database and discusses how to perform common day-to-day tasks necessary to implement and administer a data warehouse. This guide also provides information about design tasks needed to keep the data warehouse operational, including how to perform basic performance monitoring tasks.
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Covers using Oracle Streams, materialized views, and other distributed database functionality
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New to Oracle Database 11g

Information you need for the latest release.

Provides an overview of 11.2.0.1, 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3, and 11.2.0.4 features, options, and enhancements that are new in each of these releases of the database.
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Describes important last-minute features and changes for releases 11.2.0.1, 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3, and 11.2.0.4 not included in Oracle Database Documentation Library.
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Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation treats advanced topics. In general, the 2 Day + books refer you to these topics when needed.

Describes Oracle Database architecture and essential topics for database administrators and developers.
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Describes how to create, configure, and administer an Oracle database. Includes sections on Oracle Scheduler, Oracle Database Resource Manager, Oracle Restart, and distributed computing.
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Provides reference information about database initialization parameters, static data dictionary views, dynamic performance views, database limits, and SQL scripts that are part of the Oracle Database.
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Contains a complete description of Oracle SQL, the language used to manage information in Oracle Database.
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Describes how to tune the performance of Oracle Database and SQL statements using Oracle performance tools in the command-line interface.
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Describes error messages that may appear while using products that are part of Oracle Database.
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Upgrade Information

If you are familiar with earlier Oracle releases and are moving to Oracle Database 11g, these books describe the new features, and explain how to upgrade your database.

Guides you through the process of planning and performing upgrades for Oracle Database. In addition, this manual provides information about compatibility, upgrading applications, and important changes in the new Oracle Database release, such as initialization parameter changes and data dictionary changes.
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Provides an overview of 11.2.0.1, 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3, and 11.2.0.4 features, options, and enhancements that are new in each of these releases of the database.
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License Information

This book explains how certain Oracle Database features are licensed.

Describes Oracle Database licensing. If you have a question about your licensing needs, please contact your Oracle sales representative, or refer to the resources listed in "Related Documents" for more information.
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Developer Essentials

Build applications around Oracle databases using the languages and platforms of your choice.

Explains general concepts behind development with Oracle Database, introduces basic features of SQL and PL/SQL, and provides references to in-depth information elsewhere in the Oracle Database library.
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Offers an introduction to application development using the Oracle Application Express development environment.
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Guides application developers on how to use Java to access and modify data in Oracle Database.
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Provides a tutorial on how to develop PHP scripts that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Serves as a quick start guide, which describes Oracle technologies for the Microsoft .NET Framework, including the key features of Oracle Data Provider for .NET and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. It leads you through installation and configuration, shows how to build basic applications using Oracle .NET products, and how to create and use both PL/SQL and .NET stored procedures.
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Tips

Each page in the library lists the essential books in a specific topic area first. The 2 Day and 2 Day + guides cover the most essential tasks and concepts in a specific topic area. The remainder of the page lists books that contain more detailed or advanced information.

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Several documents are available in Mobipocket and ePub formats for convenient mobile viewing. Links to these formats are available from the upper-right corner of associated HTML pages.