Robert G. Freeman on Oracle 2015-04-09 18:19:36

My newest book effort is out! It's called Keeping Up With Oracle Database 12c Multitenant - Book One: CDBs, PDBs and the Multitenant World and you can find it here on

If you have not looked at Oracle Multitenant - now is the time!

This is part one of what will be 3 or 4 books on Oracle Multitenant. You might look at this book and feel like it's not complete. Well, you are correct. This is part of a new series of books that I'm trying to get off the ground called the "Keeping Up with Oracle" series. The idea is to create a set of books (in this case 3 or 4 books eventually) on a given topic (Multitenant). Each book will be about 25% the size of a normally published book on the topic (for example, the Multitenant book will easily reach 500 pages by the time I'm done).

Big books take a long time to write. Something like the full sized Multitenant book might take a year. Often, by the time the book is released, some of the information in the book is old and stale. I wanted to figure out a way to address this problem.

By dividing the book into parts, I can write the first book, and publish current information that is not stale. As I write the remaining books, then the information in those books will be fresh too. So, I've released Book One now. It has five chapters and really gets you started on how to deal with Multitenant. I need to finish up the last bit of my 12c RMAN book and then I'll be starting on the second Multitenant book - picking up where the first left off.

The nice thing is that while I'm writing the second book, I may come across new things that I want to put in the first book - that will add value. That is almost impossible to do in the traditional publishing paradigm. In my paradigm - it's easy. I modify the work and re-publish it. It only takes about 24 hours to go through the re-publishing process. This also means that any errata related to the books will be much smaller - if it exists at all.

Please note that I've priced the books in such a way that even the total price of the full set (3 or 4 books) is LESS than what you would pay for a big doorstop of a book. 

Something else to note - I don't use a small font for the words in the book. While the book format is 6x9, the font size is such that I'm packing a great deal of information into the 6x9 format. I've thought about dropping the font size even more, but we will see how it goes with this first book. 

So, I hope you enjoy the book. I've already found the first two stupid errors in it. One of the chapter names on the table of contents got messed up and the chapter of contents is in upper case - I'm not sure how or why that last one happened. I'm sure I'll find other silly things. It's funny. You can look at your book over and over, you can look at the proofs of your book. You can have an editor look through the book for errors (which I did) and then ... when you publish it, it never fails that I find some kind of silly error within the first 30 pages. 

I hope that you will check out the book and let me know what you think about it's content and the new publishing model I'm going to try to use. Any comments on the book are welcome here. I'll also post an errata page here at some point in time.

Partitioning Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1

I was planning to cover this subject in a single article, but it got a bit bulky, so I split it down into 6 little articles.

I’ve also created a links page to bring them all together.

I guess you could call it a list of nice-to-haves, rather than something revolutionary, but I’m sure someone will come back to me saying one of them has changed their life! :)



Partitioning Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 was first posted on April 9, 2015 at 11:23 am.
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