Oracle Performance Tuning for 10gR2

Oracle Performance Tuning for 10gR2

2nd Edition - September 15, 2006

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  • Author: Gavin Powell
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492025
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781555583453

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Tuning of SQL code is generally cheaper than changing the data model. Physical and configuration tuning involves a search for bottlenecks that often points to SQL code or data model issues. Building an appropriate data model and writing properly performing SQL code can give 100%+ performance improvement. Physical and configuration tuning often gives at most a 25% performance increase. Gavin Powell shows that the central theme of Oracle10gR2 Performance Tuning is four-fold: denormalize data models to fit applications; tune SQL code according to both the data model and the application in relation to scalability; create a well-proportioned physical architecture at the time of initial Oracle installation; and most important, mix skill sets to obtain the best results.

Key Features

  • Fully updated for version 10gR2 and provides all necessary transition material from version 9i
  • Includes all three aspects of Oracle database tuning: data model tuning, SQL & PL/SQL code tuning, physical plus configuration tuning
  • Contains experienced guidance and real-world examples using large datasets Emphasizes development as opposed to operating system perspective


Developers, Database Administrators, Consultants and Corporate professionals

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Data Model Tuning
    1. The Relational Database Model
    2. Tuning the Relational Database Model
    3. Different Forms of the Relational Database Model
    4. A Brief History of Data Modeling

    Part II. SQL Code Tuning
    5. What is SQL?
    6. Basic Concepts of Efficient SQL
    7. Advanced Concepts of Efficient SQL
    8. Common Sense Indexing 
    9. Oracle SQL Optimization and Statistics
    10. How Oracle SQL Optimization Works
    11. Overriding Optimizer Behavior Using Hints
    12. How to Find Problem Queries
    13. Automated SQL Tuning

    Part III. Physical and Configuration Tuning
    14. Installing Oracle and Creating a Database
    15. Tuning Oracle Database File Structures
    16. Object Tuning
    17. Low Level Physical Tuning
    18. Hardware Resource Usage Tuning
    19. Tuning Network Usage
    20. Oracle Partitioning and Parallelism
    21. Ratios: Possible Symptoms of Problems
    22. Wait Events
    23. Latches
    24. Tools and Utilities

    Part IV. Tuning Everything at Once
    25. The Wait Event Interface
    26. The Database Control
    27. Tuning With STATSPACK

    A. Sample Databases 
    B. Sample Scripts (script changes)
    C. Sources of Information (accreditations)
    D. SQL Tuning in Oracle Enterprise Manager

Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Digital Press 2006
  • Published: September 15, 2006
  • Imprint: Digital Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492025
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781555583453

About the Author

Gavin Powell

Gavin Powell, BSc. Comp.Sci., OCP (Oracle8i Certified Professional) has fifteen years of computer industry experience. Diverse experience in database administration and database development in both relational and object databases. Applications development experience is procedural and object-oriented. He also has some systems administration experience. His extensive consulting experience includes software vendors, internet .COM’s (some unfortunately have met with their demise), accounting, banking, financial services, the travel industry, construction, retail, mining, shipping, education and general advisory capacity. Gavin Powell has worked with many software products, tools and programming languages. These tools include items in the list shown below. He has authored two successful books Oracle …High performance Tuning and the just released Oracle SQL

Affiliations and Expertise

Microsoft and Database consultant; Author of seven database books.

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