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
Author: Christian Antognini
Troubleshoot, tune, and optimize your Oracle database efficiently and successfully every time. This book explains how to take full advantage of the revolutionary Oracle Wait Interface to quickly pinpoint--and solve--core problems and bottlenecks, and increase productivity exponentially.
Author: Richmond Shee,Kirtikumar Deshpande,K Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Oracle Exadata Recipes takes an example-based, problem/solution approach in showing how to size, install, configure, manage, monitor, optimize, and migrate Oracle database workloads on and to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Whether you’re an Oracle Database administrator, Unix/Linux administrator, storage administrator, network administrator, or Oracle developer, Oracle Exadata Recipes provides effective and proven solutions to accomplish a wide variety of tasks on the Exadata Database Machine. You can feel confident using the reliable solutions that are demonstrated in this book in your enterprise Exadata environment. Managing Oracle Exadata is unlike managing a traditional Oracle database. Oracle’s Exadata Database Machine is a pre-configured engineered system comprised of hardware and software, built to deliver extreme performance for Oracle Database workloads. Exadata delivers extreme performance by offering an optimally balanced hardware infrastructure with fast components at each layer of the engineered technology stack, as well as a unique set of Oracle software features designed to leverage the high-performing hardware infrastructure by reducing I/O demands. Let Oracle Exadata Recipes help you translate your existing Oracle Database knowledge into the exciting new growth area that is Oracle Exadata. Helps extend your Oracle Database skillset to the fast-growing, Exadata platform Presents information on managing Exadata in a helpful, example-based format Clearly explains unique Exadata software and hardware features What you’ll learn Install and configure Exadata Manage your Exadata hardware infrastructure Monitor and troubleshoot performance issues Manage smart scan and cell offload processing Take advantage of Hybrid Columnar Compression Deploy Smart Flash Cache and Smart Flash Logging Ensure the health of your Exadata environment Who this book is for Oracle Exadata Recipes is for Oracle Database administrators, Unix/Linux administrators, storage administrators, backup administrators, network administrators, and Oracle developers who want to quickly learn to develop effective and proven solutions without reading through a lengthy manual scrubbing for techniques. Readers in a hurry will appreciate the recipe format that sets up solutions to common tasks as the centerpiece of the book. Table of Contents Exadata Hardware Exadata Software How Oracle Works on Exadata Workload Qualification Sizing Exadata Preparing for Exadata Administration and Diagnostics Utilities Backup and Recovery Storage Administration Network Administration Patching and Upgrades Security Monitoring Exadata Storage Cells Host and Database Performance Monitoring Smart Scan and Cell Offload Hybrid Columnar Compression I/O Resource Management and Instance Caging Smart Flash Cache and Smart Flash Logging Storage Indexes Post-Installation Monitoring Tasks Post-Install Database Tasks
A Problem-Solution Approach
Author: John Clarke
The definitive reference for every Oracle DBA—completely updated for Oracle Database 12c Oracle Database 12c DBA Handbook is the quintessential tool for the DBA with an emphasis on the big picture—enabling administrators to achieve effective and efficient database management. Fully revised to cover every new feature and utility, this Oracle Press guide shows how to harness cloud capability, perform a new installation, upgrade from previous versions, configure hardware and software, handle backup and recovery, and provide failover capability. The newly revised material features high-level and practical content on cloud integration, storage management, performance tuning, information management, and the latest on a completely revised security program. Shows how to administer a scalable, flexible Oracle enterprise database Includes new chapters on cloud integration, new security capabilities, and other cutting-edge features All code and examples available online
Author: Bob Bryla
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
This is the complete, expert guide to building enterprise-class UNIX-based Oracle OLTP systems that deliver maximum performance and scalability. In "Scaling Oracle 8i", one of the world's leading Oracle consultants introduces today's best methods and technologies for building industrial-strength Oracle database systems on UNIX platforms.
Building Highly Scalable OLTP System Architectures
Author: James Morle
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Now in its third edition, this best-selling book continues to bring you some of the best thinking on how to apply Oracle Database to produce scalable applications that perform well and deliver correct results. Tom Kyte and Darl Kuhn share a simple philosophy: "you can treat Oracle as a black box and just stick data into it, or you can understand how it works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment." If you choose the latter, then you’ll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly. This fully revised third edition covers the developments up to Oracle Database 12c. Significant new content is included surrounding Oracle's new cloud feature set, and especially the use of pluggable databases. Each feature is taught in a proof-by-example manner, not only discussing what it is, but also how it works, how to implement software using it, and the common pitfalls associated with it. Don’t treat Oracle Database as a black-box. Get this book. Get under the hood. Turbo-charge your career. Revised to cover Oracle Database 12c Proof-by-example approach: Let the evidence be your guide Dives deeply into Oracle Database’s most powerful features
Author: Thomas Kyte,Darl Kuhn
Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed provides much-needed information for building scalable, high-concurrency applications and deploy them against the Oracle Database. Read this short, 150-page book that is adapted from Expert Oracle Database Architecture to gain a solid and accurate understanding of how locking and concurrency are dealt with by Oracle Database. Also learn how the Oracle Database architecture accommodates user transactions, and how you can write code to mesh with how Oracle Database is designed to operate. Good transaction design is an important facet of highly-concurrent applications that are run by hundreds, even thousands of users who are all executing transactions at the same time. Transaction design in turn relies upon a good understanding of how the underlying database platform manages of the locking of resources so as to prevent access conflicts and data loss that might otherwise result from concurrent access to data in the database. Oracle Database Transactions and Locking Revealed covers in detail the various lock types, and also different locking schemes such as pessimistic and optimistic locking. Then you’ll learn about transaction isolation and multiversion concurrency, and how the various lock types support Oracle Database’s transactional features. You’ll learn some good tips for transaction design, as well as some bad practices and habits to avoid. Coverage is also given to redo and undo, and their role in concurrency. This is an important book that anyone developing highly-concurrent applications will want to have handy on their shelf.
Author: Thomas Kyte,Darl Kuhn
A guide to designing and constructing Oracle databases covers leveraged tablespaces, partitioning, LOBs, autonomous transactions, row-level security, parallel query, parallel server, and Oracle's new analytical functions.
Building Efficient Databases
Author: Jonathan Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a worldclass expert on running SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft’s first cloud-enabled database platform. Designed for maximum practical usability, it’s packed with expert tips and up-to-date real-world configuration guidance you simply won’t find anywhere else. As someone who helped influence the design of SQL Server 2012 and drawing on many months of beta testing, Ross Mistry provides immediately usable solutions for installation and upgrades, management and monitoring, performance and availability, security, consolidation, virtualization, troubleshooting, and more. Mistry identifies new features and corresponding best practices in every chapter, helping you take full advantage of new SQL Server innovations ranging from private cloud support to AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Understand how to: Efficiently install or upgrade the SQL Server 2012 database engine Administer and configure database engine settings, storage, I/O, and partitioning Transfer data on-premise or to the cloud Manage and optimize indexes Learn how to consolidate, virtualize and optimize SQL Server for Private Clouds Harden and audit SQL Server 2012 environments Administer security and authorization, including new Contained Databases Encrypt data and communications Design and deploy new AlwaysOn high-availability and disaster recovery features Implement maintenance best practices, including Policy-Based Management
Author: Ross Mistry,Shirmattie Seenarine
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization is a reference guide for migrating client/server applications to the Oracle cloud. Organized into 14 chapters, the book offers tips on planning, determining effort and budget, designing the Oracle cloud infrastructure, implementing the migration, and moving the Oracle cloud environment into production. Aside from Oracle application and database cloud offerings, the book looks at various tools and technologies that can facilitate migration to the cloud. It includes useful code snippets and step-by-step instructions in database migration, along with four case studies that highlight service enablement of DOS-based applications, Sybase to Oracle, PowerBuilder to APEX, and Forms to Java EE. Finally, it considers current challenges and future trends in cloud computing and client/server migration. This book will be useful to IT professionals, such as developers, architects, database administrators, IT project managers, and executives, in developing migration strategies and best practices, as well as finding appropriate solutions. Focuses on Oracle architecture, Middleware and COTS business applications Explains the tools and technologies necessary for your legacy migration Gives useful information about various strategies, migration methodologies and efficient plans for executing migration projects
Oracle Client/Server Modernization
Author: Tom Laszewski,Prakash Nauduri
Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It’s an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2. SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server’s place in the grand scheme. Then you’ll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator. Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing Paints the big picture of Microsoft’s data platform
Author: Robert Walters,Grant Fritchey
"Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means—and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements “tossed over the wall” by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal! Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software. This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead."
Author: Mark Schwartz
Publisher: IT Revolution
Category: Business & Economics
Learn through this practical guide to SQL tuning how Oracle's own experts do it, using a freely downloadable tool called SQLTXPLAIN. This new edition has been expanded to include AWR, Oracle 12c Statistics, interpretation of SQL Monitor reports, Parallel execution, and Exadata-related features. Reading this book and using SQL helps you learn to tune even the most complex SQL, and you'll learn to do it quickly, without the huge learning curve usually associated with tuning as a whole. Firmly based in real-world problems, this book helps you reclaim system resources and avoid the most common bottleneck in overall performance, badly tuned SQL. You'll learn how the optimizer works, how to take advantage of its latest features, and when it's better to turn them off. Best of all, the book is updated to cover the very latest feature set in Oracle Database 12c. Covers AWR report integration Helps with SQL Monitor Report Interpretation Provides a reliable method that is repeatable Shows the very latest tuning features in Oracle Database 12c Enables the building of test cases without affecting production What You'll Learn Identify how and why complex SQL has gone wrong Correctly interpret AWR reports generated via SQLTXPLAIN Collect the best statistics for your environment Know when to invoke built-in tuning facilities Recognize when tuning is not the solution Spot the steps in a SQL statement's execution plan that are critical to performance of that statement Modify your SQL to solve performance problems and increase the speed and throughput of production database systems Who This Book Is For divAnyone who deals with SQL and SQL tuning. Both developers and DBAs will benefit from learning how to use the SQLTXPLAIN tool, and from the problem solving methodology in this book.
Oracle Database 12c Edition
Author: Stelios Charalambides
Expert PL/SQL Practices is a book of collected wisdom on PL/SQL programming from some of the best and the brightest in the field. Each chapter is a deep-dive into a specific problem, technology, or feature set that you’ll face as a PL/SQL programmer. Each author has chosen their topic out of the strong belief that what they share can make a positive difference in the quality and scalability of code that you write. The path to mastery begins with syntax and the mechanics of writing statements to make things happen. If you’ve reached that point with PL/SQL, then let the authors of Expert PL/SQL Practices show you how to combine syntax and mechanics with features and techniques to really make the language sing. You’ll learn to do more with less effort, to write code that scales and performs well, and to eliminate and avoid defects. These authors are passionate about PL/SQL and the power it places at your disposal. They want you to succeed, to know all that PL/SQL can offer. Let Expert PL/SQL Practices open your eyes to the full power of Oracle’s world-class language for the database engine. Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience Covers the functionality that distinguishes PL/SQL as a powerful and scalable programming language for deploying logic inside the database engine What you’ll learn Learn when PL/SQL is best used, and when to avoid it Move data efficiently using bulk SQL operations Write code that scales through pipelining, parallelism, and profiling Choose the right PL/SQL cursor type for any given application Reduce coding errors through sound development practices such as unit-testing Create and execute SQL and PL/SQL dynamically at runtime Who this book is for Expert PL/SQL Practices is for PL/SQL developers who want to develop deep expertise in key aspects of the language and its use in database programming. Any developer writing code against Oracle’s class-leading database engine will find value from the collected wisdom in this book. Some knowledge of PL/SQL is assumed. Readers should at least be past the beginning stage with the language. Table of Contents Do Not Use Dynamic SQL: Handling the Unknown PL/SQL and Parallel Processing Warnings and Conditional Compilation PL/SQL Unit Testing Bulk SQL Operations Know Your Code Contract-Oriented Programming PL/SQL from SQL Choosing the Right Cursor PL/SQL Programming in the Large Evolutionary Data Modeling Profiling for Performance Coding Conventions and Error Handling Dependencies and Invalidations
for Oracle Developers and DBAs
Author: Michael Rosenblum,Dominic Delmolino,Lewis Cunningham,Riyaj Shamsudeen,Connor McDonald,Melanie Caffrey,Sue Harper,Torben Holm,Robyn Sands,John Beresniewicz,Ron Crisco,Martin Büchi,Adrian Billington,Stéphan Petit,Arup Nanda
Forecasting Oracle Performance is the first Oracle-specific book to assist DBAs with forecasting future performance of new and existing database systems. It shows you how to create a model of a database system. Different types of models are introduced: mathematical, simulation, and benchmark. You'll learn how to create the right model for the risks you seek to mitigate and how to validate your model. Then you'll discover how to interpret results in the form of a forecast. In total, this book gives you everything you need to confidently work with business management in preparing for the future of your systems.
Author: Craig Shallahamer