Oracle9i High-Performance Tuning with STATSPACK / Edition 1

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Get complete coverage of STATSPACK—Oracle’s powerful tuning tool—inside this official guide. Including ready-to-use STATSPACK scripts you’ll be able to collect and analyze system data and soon have your Oracle database running at peak performance.

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Explains how to use the Oracle STATSPACK utility to proactively monitor and tune a database by looking at historical trends and performance patterns. The author progressively walks through tuning the Oracle server environment, the global parameters that affect the Oracle database, individual table and indexes within the database, and individual SQL queries. Modified scripts for reading data from the STATSPACK tables and creating reports are provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072223606
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/22/2002
  • Series: Oracle Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 645
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Burleson (Kittrell, NC) has 20 years of experience as a database administrator and has written 9 books on database management including Oracle SAP Administration (O’Reilly), High-Performance Oracle8 Tuning, High-Performance Oracle Data Warehousing, High-Performance Oracle Database Applications (Coriolis) and Oracle8 Tuning, German Edition (Sybex). Don has taught more than 100 University courses and regularly conducts in-house Oracle training.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview of the Method and the Tools
1 Overview of Oracle Tuning 3
2 Overview of STATSPACK 21
3 Installing and Configuring STATSPACK 35
4 Data Inside the STATSPACK Tables 69
Pt. II Tuning the Oracle Database with STATSPACK
5 Extending STATSPACK to Collect Server Statistics 105
6 Tuning the Server Environment 127
7 Tuning the Network Environment 155
8 Tuning the Disk I/O Subsystem with STATSPACK 175
Pt. III Tuning the Oracle Database with STATSPACK
9 Tuning the Oracle Database Instance 225
10 Tuning Oracle Tables and Indexes 353
11 Tuning Oracle SQL 445
12 Tuning with Oracle Parallel Features 501
13 Tuning the Oracle Parallel Server Environment 521
Pt. IV Database Reporting with STATSPACK
14 Monitoring Oracle with STATSPACK 549
15 Trend Analysis with STATSPACK 599
Index 627
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    Learn from the expert

    This book is not some purely theoretical work, but a very practical book from THE expert on this subject. Don Burleson has tons of HANDS-ON experience, and VAST EXPERIENCE with Oracle. You won't find a more competent expert in the field.

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