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Oracle Book Reviews

We'll review here those texts which are, or claim to be, about Oracle SQL. We try to be current, but we do not always go out and buy the latest edition of every book, especially if we disliked the last edition. We try to be fair, but disclaim responsibility for any errors or omissions.

THE TOP 10 ORACLE BOOKS. We power searched the database for Oracle etc., deliberately excluding any publication date before 2013, and excluding any title emphasizing peripheral topics (such as Perl, scripts, clusters, .net, networks, OCP, and backups). That leaves the most recent general and tuning books. We have sorted this list in approximate order of importance, by placing the most popular books first. If there is an amazon rating, of 1 to 5 stars, we have noted it. For books about Oracle 12c (the newest version), we have noted what appear to be the earlier editions.


There are a few books which, though slightly older, are by extremely well-known authors and sometimes considered essential.
ADVERTISEMENT. The book which we feature in the left column of this page, SQL Performance Tuning, discusses Oracle as well as seven other DBMSs. So read the ad already.

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