Book Review: Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c

13cCoverLatest Last week, I had a chance to read the latest book of my friend Porus Homi Havewala. If you’re interested in Oracle Enterprise Manager, you already knew him or at least read one of his articles/blog posts. He’s a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Oracle Enterprise Manager Technology, Oracle Certified Master (OCM) and Oracle ACE Director. Porus created one of the world’s first blogs dedicated to Enterprise Manager (, and he is the author of the books, “Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control (published by Rampart)” and “Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Centre Chaos (published by PACKT)”.

His latest book also focus about Oracle Enterprise Manager and titled as “Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c“. It’s a cookbook so the readers will get fast recipes to build your Hybrid Database Cloud using EM13c.

The book has 382 pages and there are 8 chapters:

1) Consolidation Planning for the Cloud: This chapter focuses on two tools offered by the Enterprise Manager: The Host Consolidation Planner and the Database Consolidation Workbench. In this chapter, you’ll see sample usage of both tools.

Book Review: Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide

Oracle Datasbase 12c Backup and Recovery Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide, written by Francisco Munoz Alvarez and Aman Sharma, is published by Packt. I’m one of the technical editors of the book and I can say that it’s well-written, easy-to-read, and covers all important topics about backup and recovery and provides the best practices.

Francisco Munoz Alvarez has over two decades of experience in consulting, support, implementation, and migration of Oracle products and he’s an Oracle ACE Director. Aman Sharma is an Oracle ACE, consultant and instructor. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and has been working with Oracle Database for over a decade.

Book Review: Oracle Database XE 11gR2 Jump Start Guide

Oracle ACE, Asif Momen’s first book is released from Packt Publishing: Oracle Database XE 11gR2 Jump Start Guide. As you know, Oracle Database XE is a free version of the Oracle RDBMS. Oracle XE is limited to only use one CPU on a system; use up to 1GB of RAM; store up to 11G of user data. These limitations shouldn’t make you think that Oracle Database XE is not good for production. It’s a great product for small applications and can be upgraded to other Oracle versions if needed.

In his book, Asif Momen guides you how to install and use Oracle XE and explains fundamentals of Oracle Databases and Oracle Application Express.