How exactly do you start to design a system using Oracle Database technology? This book is the first in a series that answers just this question. If you are a Developer just starting, or even with several years of Oracle experience, this book will cut through the myriad of alternatives, to provide you with a practical and effective development approach. It explains the design basis of Oracle system development in a way that is not only relevant for Developers, but also extremely beneficial to System Designers, Architects, Development Managers and Project Managers. Simple explanations will guide you through the creation of a Foundation Layer that provides a solid basis for system delivery. This Layer will deliver significant gains in agility and development productivity, whilst slashing maintenance costs. The design features of Oracle Views, Materialized Views, Partitioning and Virtual Private Database are revealed, enabling you to deliver enhanced real system outcomes. The book is structured into two parts: A Theory Part describes the design considerations that underpin the best Oracle development approaches and allow you to create designs appropriate to your own requirements and constraints. A Practice Part provides Case Studies that take you step by step through how to construct such system Foundations. These worked examples can help you to fast track your own implementations.
Author: Dave Knifton