Canada was young during the First World War, and with as many as 20,000 underage soldiers leaving their homes to join the war effort, the country's army was, too. Jim, at 17, was one of them, and he penned countless letters home. But these weren't the writings of an ordinary boy. They were the letters of a lad who left a small farming community for the city on July 15, 1915, a boy who volunteered to serve with the 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Jim's letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing instead on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training the horses, and the price of hogs. Rarely do these letters, especially those to his mother and father, mention the mud and rats, the lice and stench of the trenches, or the night duty of cutting barbed wire in no man's land. For 95 years his letters remained in a shoebox decorated by his mother. Jim was just 18 when he was wounded and died during the Battle of the Somme. Hold the Oxo! tells the story that lies between the lines of his letters, filling in the historical context and helping us to understand what it was like to be Jim.
Proven PL/SQL Optimization Solutions In Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques, Oracle ACE authors with decades of experience building complex production systems for government, industry, and educational organizations present a hands-on approach to enabling optimal results from PL/SQL. The book begins by describing the discovery process required to pinpoint performance problems and then provides measurable and repeatable test cases. In-depth coverage of linking SQL and PL/SQL is followed by deep dives into essential Oracle Database performance tuning tools. Real-world examples and best practices are included throughout this Oracle Press guide. Follow a request-driven nine-step process to identify and address performance problems in web applications Use performance-related database tools, including data dictionary views, logging, tracing, PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler, PL/Scope, and RUNSTATS Instrument code to pinpoint performance issues using call stack APIs, error stack APIs, and timing markers Embed PL/SQL in SQL and manage user-defined functions Embed SQL in PL/SQL using a set-based approach to handle large volumes of data Properly write and deploy data manipulation language triggers to avoid performance problems Work with advanced datatypes, including LOBs and XML Use caching techniques to avoid redundant operations Effectively use dynamic SQL to reduce the amount of code needed and streamline system management Manage version control and ensure that performance fixes are successfully deployed Code examples in the book are available for download.
From the official Oracle Press comes a comprehensive guide to tuning SQL statements for optimal execution. This expert resource explains how to view the internal execution plan of any SQL statement and change it to improve the performance of the statement. You'll get details on Oracle's optimizer modes, SQL extensions, the STATSPACK utility, and a wealth of methods for tuning Oracle SQL statements.
As Oracle professionals are challenged to create SQL statements that will support thousands of concurrent executions with sub-second response time, this book’s timing is critical as tuning Oracle SQL has become the single most important skill of the Oracle professional. While not appropriate for the beginner, this book allows senior Oracle professionals to explore important internal mechanisms within Oracle and the powerful and complex internals of Oracle SQL execution. Topics include the internals of Oracle cost-based SQL optimizer, SQL execution internals within the library cache, Oracle SQL coding and optimization techniques, and Oracle index internals. Also included is a ready-to-use code depot full of working SQL tuning scripts, which allow for quick optimization of the SQL and indexes inside the Oracle database.
Presents an ideal mix of theory and practice, which allows the reader to understand the principle behind the application.; Coverage of performance tuning of datawarehouses offers readers the principles and tools they need to handle large reporting databases.; Material can also be used in a non-Oracle environment; Highly experienced author.
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. * 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
SQL (Structured Query Language), the heart of a relational database management system, is the language used to query the database, to create new tables in the database, to update and delete fields, and to set access privileges. Aimed at everyone who needs to access an Oracle database using SQL, including developers, DBAs, designers, and managers, this book delivers all the information they need to know about standard SQL, and Oracle's extensions to it.
Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics is about optimizing individual SQL statements, especially on production database systems. This Oracle-specific book begins by assuming you have already identified a particular SQL statement and are considering taking steps to improve its performance. The book describes a systematic process by which to diagnose a problem statement, identify a fix, and to implement that fix safely in a production system. You'll learn not only to improve performance when it is too slow, but also to stabilize performance when it is too variable. You'll learn about system statistics and how the Cost-Based Optimizer uses them to determine a suitable execution plan for a given statement. That knowledge provides the foundation from which to identify the root cause, and to stabilize and improve performance. Next after identifying a problem and the underlying root cause is to put in place a solution. Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics explains how to apply various remedies such as changing the SQL statement, adding hints, changing the physical design, and more, and how they can be brought to bear on fixing a problem once and for all. Rolling a change out smoothly is an important topic when dealing with tuning and optimization. Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics does not let you down in this critical area. The book contains two chapters of good information from an experienced professional on how to safely deploy changes into production so that your systems remaining running and available throughout the deployment process. Describes a systematic approach to tuning Oracle SQL Explains how things are supposed to work, what can go wrong, and how to fix it Takes you through the steps needed to stabilize performance in your production systems
Proven Database Optimization Solutions―Fully Updated for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Systematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to identify and fix bottlenecks on premises and in the cloud, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. • Properly index and partition Oracle Database 12c Release 2 • Work effectively with Oracle Cloud, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Enterprise Manager • Efficiently manage disk drives, ASM, RAID arrays, and memory • Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the Trace utility • Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables • Create your first cloud database service and prepare for hybrid cloud • Generate reports using Oracle’s Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools • Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor operating system statistics
A comprehensive guide to performance design planning for cleint-network-server systems using Oracle, this book contains some dynamite applications design tips that can reduce network and server traffic dramatically. The CD-ROM contains various tuning and performance measurement utilities provided by the author and third-party developers.
Performance problems are rarely "problems" per se. They are more often "crises" during which you’re pressured for results by a manager standing outside your cubicle while your phone rings with queries from the help desk. You won’t have the time for a leisurely perusal of the manuals, nor to lean back and read a book on theory. What you need in that situation is a book of solutions, and solutions are precisely what Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes delivers. Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes is a ready reference for database administrators in need of immediate help with performance issues relating to Oracle Database. The book takes an example-based approach, wherein each chapter covers a specific problem domain. Within each chapter are "recipes," showing by example how to perform common tasks in that chapter’s domain. Solutions in the recipes are backed by clear explanations of background and theory from the author team. Whatever the task, if it’s performance-related, you’ll probably find a recipe and a solution in this book. Provides proven solutions to real-life Oracle performance problems Offers relevant background and theory to support each solution Gets straight to the point for when you're under pressure for results
A complete revision of the original title, this second edition adds new material on Oracle 7.3 and many Oracle 8 features. It explores new Oracle capabilities like parallel server, parallel query, and distributed database. It contains more detail on constraints and triggers, many more examples, and information on new tuning tools like the Oracle Performance Pack, Oracle Trace, and Oracle Expert.
There are three parts to tuning an Oracle database: data modeling, SQL code tuning and physical database configuration. A data model contains tables and relationships between tables. Tuning a data model involves normalization and de-normalization. Different approaches are required depending on the application, such as OLTP or a Data Warehouse. Inappropriate database design can make SQL code impossible to tune. Poor data modeling can have a most profound effect on database performance since all SQL code is constructed from the data model. Poorly written SQL code is often a culprit of performance problems and is expensive to rectify. However, tuning of SQL code is generally cheaper than changing the data model. SQL code tends to be contained inside independent blocks within applications or stored procedures. Physical database tuning involves hardware resource usage, networking and various other Oracle things such as configuration and file distribution. Physical configuration is often a culprit of poor performance where Oracle is installed with defaults, and never altered by an expert. *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
Apply Your SQL Server DBA Skills to Oracle Database Administration Use your SQL Server experience to set up and maintain a high-performance Oracle Database environment. Written by a DBA with expertise in both platforms, Oracle Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server DBAs illustrates each technique with clear explanations, examples, and comparison tables. Get full details on Oracle Database intervals, creation assistants, management techniques, and query tools. High availability, disaster recovery, and security procedures are also extensively covered in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Install and configure Oracle Database on Windows or Linux systems Administer and monitor databases from Oracle Enterprise Manager Implement robust security using roles, permissions, and privileges Back up and restore databases with Oracle Recovery Manager Use the Oracle cost-based optimizer to tune performance Write, debug, and execute PL/SQL queries using Oracle SQL Developer Maximize availability with Oracle Real Application Clusters Build standby and failover servers using Oracle Data Guard
Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, 2nd Edition is your systematic guide to diagnosing and resolving performance problems in database-backed applications involving Oracle's database engine. Christian Antognini brings a decade and a half experience to his topic. His first edition is one of the most well-respected books in its field. This second edition has been rigorously updated to cover the latest developments in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 through Oracle Database 12c. What do you do when your database application isn’t running fast enough? You troubleshoot, of course. Finding the slow part of an application is often the easy part of the battle. It’s finding a solution that’s difficult. Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, 2nd Edition helps by providing a systematic approach to addressing the underlying causes of poor database application performance. The author freely shares his experience while explaining the underlying foundations of how SQL statements are executed by the Oracle database engine. You'll be able to draw a solid foundation of theory and shared experience as you face head-on the performance challenges in your daily work. Written for developers by an application developer who has learned by doing Gives a systematic approach to solving database application performance problems Helps you plan for performance as you would for any other application requirement
Implement Proven Database Optimization Solutions Systematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to find and fix bottlenecks, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. Properly index and partition Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Work with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Efficiently manage disk drives, RAID arrays, and memory Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the TRACE utility Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables Distribute workload using Oracle Real Application Testing Generate reports using Oracle's Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor system statistics “This is a timely update of Rich’s classic book on Oracle Database performance tuning to cover hot new topics like Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Exadata. This is a must-have for DBAs moving to these new products.” --Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Oracle Database Server Technologies
For Oracle tuning professionals wishing to add more tools to their Oracle tuning toolbox, this guidebook introduces the various tuning analytical tools and helpful strategies to make the database easier to use. Details describe how to extract information from the database and use it to determine and increase efficiency. It also provides specific steps with detailed information on how to congeal large amounts of database performance information into one pool from which the DBA can carefully choose tuning options based on what is predicted, all to give them the biggest improvement in performance for the least time and money investment. Sample code, sample code results, and guidelines on how to interpret the results help users manipulate code in an effective way. With countless hints, tips, and tools, the guide fully explains how to work with the Oracle system on order to achieve database performance excellence.
Tuning Oracle databases or Oracle Performance Management (OPM) is what database administrators (DBAs) do to help the database run optimally. With the increase in e-commerce and deployment of databases and applications on the Internet, the task of keeping databases running is becoming increasingly important. This entry-level study teaches the essentials of keeping databases running at top performance. The guide covers releases 7.3 through 8i for NT, Linux and Unix platforms.