Oracle Performance Tuning for 10gR2 - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781555583453, 9780080492025

Oracle Performance Tuning for 10gR2

2nd Edition

Authors: Gavin Powell
eBook ISBN: 9780080492025
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583453
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 15th September 2006
Page Count: 960
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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 Chapter 1. The Relational Database Model
Chapter 2. Tuning the Relational Database Model
Chapter 3. Different Forms of the Relational Database Model
Chapter 4. A Brief History of Data Modeling

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

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

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

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


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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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