PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA (2nd Edition) NEWS: (1.3.2012) The 2nd edition of PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA was published in February 2012 available in bookshops and on Amazon.

  • (31.3.2010) Latest addenda:

  • Chapter 11: Exceptions to comments on Stored Outlines: (31.3.2010)


    (19.4.2016)I recently recorded an interview with Dan Iverson and Kyle Benson of   It has been made available in three parts.  The podcasts are available on, and the three episodes are available on my blog.  Since they have been kind enough to keep mentioning my book, I'd like to plug their website and podcasts.  Lots of good material on a wide range of PeopleSoft administration subjects.


    Read 'an unqualified positive review' of the first edition!

    The second edition of PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA was published by Apress in February 2012.

    This book is a survival guide for the Oracle DBA, or any other technician, who is charged with responsibility for the configuration, administration and performance of a PeopleSoft ERP system. The database is at core of any ERP system, but a DBA must also understand how the PeopleSoft application is using the database, and how our parts of the PeopleSoft architecture interact with the database. The book:

    This book is a reflection of what I've been doing most days for many years: helping PeopleSoft customers get sufficient performance out of their systems to support their businesses. It provides the answers to the questions that I am still repeatedly asked by DBAs, Developers and end-users about what is going on inside their PeopleSoft system, such as:

    Ultimately, it’s about how an Oracle DBA should work with PeopleSoft instead of continually fighting against it.

     David Kurtz 2017