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Helio Dias wrote:
The book Expert Oracle Exadata from Tanel Poder it´s a very good start.
and Kerry Osborne, Randy Johnson, and colorfully annotated by Kevin Closson...
I would even say it is the best start, provided you have a solid understanding of this:
and own and have read this:
Yep as Andy already commented, I was only one of the 3 co-authors of that book - Kerry Osborne, Randy Johnson and me.
Also there are quite a few good blogs out there, where you can learn new Exadata-related stuff from the field - Andy Colvin has summarized some of the key people here:
Note that the first global Exadata conference is going to take place (in Dallas) on 13-14 August too and most of the big names of the Exadata world are going to be there - see http://extremeexadata.com
Abdul, this is Tim Fox from Enkitec. I work with Kerry and Tanel (along with all the other smart guys at Enkitec) and we have built two training curriculums for Exadata. In short, one of the classes is for Database Developers and the other is for Database and System Administrators. You can see the full abstracts on our website at http://www.enkitec.com/education/exadata-training. Our classes are delivered using our own Exadata X2 Quarter Rack and we've received very positive feedback from our students (check out Linked In Exadata group).
Feel free to drop me a line if you are interested in training or help on Exadata.