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Solving or planning for performance issues is a core part of the database professional's toolkit. The Oracle database is very flexible, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Consequently, it is highly tunable, presenting a bewildering set of choices to the inexperienced. Tuning Oracle is as much about approach as about understanding the technology. It is more than tweaking parameters or following a set prescriptionit involves matching application-specific knowledge with what's happening inside the database. Based on author Christopher Lawson's long experience working with Oracle, The Art and Science of Oracle Performance Tuning book uses a five-step model to help identify and isolate the cause of nonperformance. This book shows you how to approach problems, get the information you need from Oracle, and follow the process through to success.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590591994
ISBN-10: 1590591992
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 180mm x 34mm)
Pages: 492
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher M. Lawson

Christopher Lawson is an independent consultant who specializes in performance tuning of data warehouse and financial applications. His articles on database management and performance tuning have appeared in numerous technical journals, and he is a frequent speaker at Oracle conferences. When he isn't tracking down elusive performance problems, Chris teaches courses on enterprise database systems for the University of Phoenix. He is also editor of the online magazine The Oracle Magician, available at Chris earned his bachelor's degree and master's in business administration at the University of California, Irvine.