When was the last time you looked into the Oracle documentation? If you rarely or never do so because you think you know the Oracle database, take another look at docs.oracle.com and browse in the online documentation. It’s worth it!
I work with SQL since decades, and I think to have some practical experience with writing SQL queries on Oracle databases. So why should I buy a book about practical Oracle SQL? If you are in a similar situation like me, read this book review.
Our new book “Data Warehouse Blueprints” is now available at Hanser Verlag as printed edition and e-book. Here a short overview of the book and some background information about the long history of this publication.
Data Vault is getting more and more popular for modeling Data Warehouses. Some of my colleagues asked me for book recommendations about this modeling method. Here a short review (from my personal point of view) of two Data Vault standard books.
Martin Preiss wrote a very positive review about our book “Data Warehousing mit Oracle – Business Intelligence in der Praxis“. Thank you to Martin for the positive feedback, but also for the improvement tips. For example he claimed that the chapter about BI platforms is very short. That’s true!
We plan to write an enhanced 2nd edition of the book, but it is not yet defined when it will be published. In this new version of the book, there will be more room for additional subjects, and some of the existing chapters will be expanded with more detailed information. Unfortunately the “daily business” of Claus, Joachim, Peter and me does not allow us to spend a lot of time for the book. But I am looking forward that a new edtition will be published sometime in the future.
In the Moscone West building at the OpenWorld, there is a bookstore full of Oracle books (they also have Oracle teddy bears, Oracle T-shirts, Oracle bags, Oracle water bottles and other advertising stuff). I spent some of my rare spare time between the sessions to grub in many interesting books.