Oracle Database 10g Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques / Edition 1

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Maintain a High-Performance Oracle Database 10g Environment

Monitor, analyze, and optimize Oracle Database 10g using the tested methods and insider advice contained in this definitive volume. Written by Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec, Oracle Database 10g Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques is packed with detailed case studies, best practices, and code samples illustrating Oracle's new tuning features. Find out how to select optimal indexing options, effectively manage drives and disk arrays, troubleshoot queries, and reliably predict future performance. You'll also get detailed coverage of PL/SQL performance enhancements, initialization file tweaks, and the latest database surveying and reporting utilities.

"Rich does it again with a book that teaches to multiple levels in a bold and inspiring way." —Ari Kaplan, President, Independent Oracle Users Group

"There is no doubt about Rich's grasp on Oracle tuning and the way he simplifies intricate details in it." —Muhammad Shuja Uddin, Vice President and Head of Technical Support, Ora-Tech Systems; President, Pakistan Oracle Users Group

"Rich Niemiec is THE expert on Oracle tuning. This book is a ‘must have' for every Oracle DBA's bookshelf—there is something for everyone to learn. It is an excellent reference that proves useful over and over again." —Kimberly Floss, Manager, Database Services, PepsiCo; Former President, Independent Oracle Users Group

"Any book with Rich Niemiec as the author is a ‘must buy.' The man knows Oracle inside and out." —Karen Brownfield, Board of Directors, Oracle Applications Users Group

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072263053
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Series: Oracle Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 967
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Niemiec is chief executive officer of TUSC, an Inc. 500 full-service consulting and training company specializing in Oracle technology. Rich has been named by Oracle Corporation as an Oracle Certified Master—one of only six originally so recognized around the world. He is the former president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and president of the Midwest Oracle Users Group. Rich has been named the Top Speaker of the IOUG Conference five times and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oracle10g New Features (DBA and Developer)

Chapter 2. Basic Index Principles (Beginner Developer and Beginner DBA)

Chapter 3. Disk Implementation Methodology and ASM (DBA)

Chapter 4. Tuning the Database with Initialization Parameters (DBA)

Chapter 5. Enterprise Manager and Grid Control (DBA and Developer)

Chapter 6. Using EXPLAIN and STORED OUTLINES (Developer and DBA)

Chapter 7. Basic Hint Syntax (Developer and DBA)

Chapter 8. Query Tuning: Developer and Beginning DBA

Chapter 9. Table Joins and Other Advanced Tuning (Advanced DBA and Developer)

Chapter 10. Using PL/SQL to Enhance Performance (Developer and DBA)

Chapter 11. Tuning RAC and Using Parallel Features

Chapter 12. V$ Views (Developer and DBA)

Chapter 13. X$ Tables (Advanced DBA)

Chapter 14. Using STATSPACK and the AWR Report to Tune Waits and Latches

Chapter 15. Performing a Quick System Review (DBA)

Chapter 16. Monitoring the System Using UNIX Utilities (DBA)
Appendix A: Key Initialization Parameters (DBA)
Appendix B: The V$ Views (DBA and Developer)
Appendix C: The X$ Tables (DBA)
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