Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference
Oracle 10g has become the most complex database ever created and Oracle tuning has become increasingly complex. This book provides a complete step-by-step approach for holistic Oracle tuning and it is the accumulated knowledge from tuning thousands of Oracle databases. Incorporating the principles of artificial intelligence, Oracle10g has developed a sophisticated mechanism for capturing and tracking database performance over time periods. This new complexity has introduced dozens of new v$ and DBA views, plus dozens of Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) tables. The AWR and its interaction with the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) is a revolution in database tuning. By understanding the internal workings of the AWR tables, the senior DBA can develop time-series tuning models to predict upcoming outages and dynamically change the instance to accommodate the impending resource changes. This is not a book for beginners. Targeted at the senior Oracle DBA, this book dives deep into the internals of the v$ views, the AWR table structures and the new DBA history views. Packed with ready-to-run scripts, you can quickly monitor and identify the most challenging performance issues.