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Just started using Oracle, no previous experience. I do have a good amount of experience with MySQL (and played a little with PostgreSQL). Could you recommend me a good introductory book to Oracle that takes into account the fact that I do have experience with these other DBs?


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Anything that Tom Kyte says. He's written a few books for different purposes, so you'll want to pick the book specific to your concern. He's the most informative and helpful author I know of for Oracle.

For a stackoverflow-like experience with Oracle, you can also go to

Just to support this, his books cover the Oracle architecture which will explain why it is best to do things in a particular way with Oracle. Also, he has done a lot of the work in the new 11gR2 concepts manual which would be a good (free) starting point. – Gary Nov 2 '09 at 21:35

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