New Oracle High Availability Books Coming Down the Tracks

So this might be a little bit premature as these titles are still months away from release, but I’ve heard about a couple of books being published next year in the High Availabilty sphere. First up an Oracle Press Dataguard book: 11g Oracle Dataguard.

This book has a huge amount of authors on it including Larry Carpenter who is a product manager in the High Availability team at Oracle, Joseph Meeks, who has contributed to writing some of the Maximum Availability Architecture best practice guides, and the exuberant Nitin Vengurlekar who also co-authored the ASM Under the Hood book, which I may have reviewed a little harshly.

I have been thinking for a while that there was a gap in the market for a Dataguard/High Availability book and I had long been hoping that Carel Jan Engel would be writing the definitive guide, with Apress, naturally.

The other title forthcoming next year that I have heard about is a follow up to Pro Oracle Rac on Linux by Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw. This book is a massive tome, with everything you could possibly need for contemplating a RAC on Linux install. It weighs in at a massive 824 pages and due to sheer size is available in hardback edition only, which does nothing for the price – though you should not let that put you off – it is seriously encyclopaedic in scope.

The follow-up is intended to cover up to and including the 11gR2 release and may even be split into two parts to allow a paperback edition. I’m sure it will prove to be no less comprehensive than it’s predecessor.

Heck, you never know, if Jonathan Lewis manages to get Volume II of Cost Based Oracle out the door next year, we’ll all have enough reading to last us until Christmas 2009!


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