A Comprehensive Guide


  • Lilian Hobbs, PhD, Senior Principal Product Manager in Oracle's New England Development Center.
  • Ian Smith, Ian Smith is a Consulting Member in Oracle's Data Server Division at its New England Development Center. Ian Smith is the lead engineer and principal architect for the Oracle Rdb database system. He has designed, developed, and implemented Rdb for over fourteen years and is a leading authority on the product.

The definitive book on Oracle's Rdb database.Written by a team of bestselling database experts, including a principal product architect, this is unquestionably the definitive book on Oracle's Rdb8, the latest version of the powerful database for advanced enterprise applications. Rdb: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition teaches administrators, programmers, database designers and IT managers the critical components and functions of the new version 8 and explains how to develop powerful Rdb8 programs. The book specifically addresses new Rdb8 management, tuning and scalability tools and describes the new Rdb/NT Workbench for Windows NT. No other source gives readers the authoritative and timely information provided by Rdb: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition.
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Book information

  • Published: September 1999
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-186-2

Table of Contents

Components; Data definition; Data manipulation; Storage structures; Table access; The optimizer; Transaction management; Security; Database integrity; Database restructuring; Tuning and optimization; Distributing Rdb databases; Interoperability; The Internet and Rdb; Database tools; Application programming; Rdb/NT Workbench; Appendix: Banking Database Definition