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Oracle Performance Tuning 101 By Gaja Vaidyanatha

Oracle Performance Tuning 101
by Gaja Vaidyanatha

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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.
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Oracle Performance Tuning 101 by Gaja Vaidyanatha

Your Oracle career starts here! Ideal for those new to Oracle technology, this officially authorized guide teaches new DBAs the essentials of keeping an Oracle database running at top performance. You'll get coverage of application, instance, database, I/O, OS, and contention tuning.

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About Gaja Vaidyanatha

Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha is currently the Director of Storage Management Products at Quest Software, Inc., providing technical and strategic direction for the storage management product line. He has more than ten years of technical expertise, with over nine years of industry experience working with Oracle systems. Prior to joining Quest, Gaja worked as a Technical Manager at Andersen Consulting, where he specialized in Oracle Systems Performance Management and lead the Oracle Performance Management SWAT Team within the Technology Product Services Group. In a prior life, Gaja was also a Consultant and Instructor at Oracle Corporation specializing in the core technologies of Oracle. His key areas of interests include performance architectures, scalable storage solutions, highly available systems, and system performance management for data warehouses and transactional systems. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He has presented many papers at various regional, national and international Oracle conferences and is currently in the faculty of the IOUG-A Master Class University. He is also a contributor to the Oracle-L listserver and can be reached at Kirtikumar Deshpande (Kirti Deshpande) has been working in the Information Technology field for over 20 years, including more than seven years as an Oracle DBA. Although a Biomedical Engineer by profession, he has chosen Information Technology as his career. He currently works with Verizon Information Services as a Senior Oracle Database Administrator and is a frequent contributor on the Oracle-L and LazyDBA listservers. He can be reached at John A. Kostelac, Jr. is an Oracle database administration consultant and operates an information technology consulting firm. He specializes in performance and recovery issues for Oracle databases. Additionally, he is experienced in every phase of modeling, design and implementation of Oracle databases for a variety of applications. John can be reached by e-mail at

Table of Contents

Part I: The Method. Chapter 1: Introduction to Oracle Peformance Management. Chapter 2: The Method Behind the Madness. Part II: Application Tuning. Chapter 3: Application Tuning: Issues that Concern a DBA. Chapter 4: Application Tuning: Tracking Down Bad SQL. Part III: Instance and Database Tuning. Chapter 5: Instance Tuning: The Shared Pool Area. Chapter 6: Instance Tuning: The Database Buffer Cache. Chapter 7: Instance Tuning: The Redo Log Buffer & Miscellaneous Tuning. Chapter 8: Database Tuning. Part IV: Specialized Tuning. Chapter 9: Parallel Query Tuning. Chapter 10: Contention Tuning. Part V: Environment Tuning. Chapter 11: I/O Tuning. Chapter 12: Operating System Tuning. Chapter 13: Wrapping It Up. Part VI: Appendixes: Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: More Tips & Resources. Appendix C: References.

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Oracle Performance Tuning 101 by Gaja Vaidyanatha
Gaja Vaidyanatha
Oracle Press
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McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
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