There are many options these days for measuring and monitoring Oracle(r) Database application performance. This book is about the one that endures as the best foundation there is for understanding Oracle performance: the Oracle extended SQL trace feature. This book is the course book for the 1-day "Mastering Oracle Trace Data" course taught by the author, Cary Millsap. It is not a book about discarding your Oracle fixed views or your monitoring tools that poll them. It is a book about how to look at Oracle performance another way, a way that has worked extraordinarily well for many of us. It's about new ways of thinking about performance using new tools for understanding aspects of your applications that you've never understood before. Contents include: Part one - A coherent framework for understanding all aspects of performance beginning with foundational definitions, case studies illustrating the use of Oracle extended SQL trace data in the performance problem and repair context, detailed descriptions of how to create and obtain extended SQL trace data in different languages and application contexts, detailed explanations of how to understand the story that the trace data is trying to tell you, detailed reference material about Oracle timing measurements and how to use them. Part two - Over 100 pages of worked examples (case studies) illustrating how to analyze and solve performance problems with Oracle-based applications, using the Method R Profiler, Method R Tools, and Method R Trace commercial software packages. Part three - A perspective on why trace files are still important in this modern age of ASH and AWR, and a list of explanations by dozens of Oracle professionals about why they use trace data today.
There are many options these days for measuring and monitoring Oracle® Database application performance. This book is about the one that endures as the best foundation there is for understanding Oracle performance: the Oracle extended SQL trace feature. This book is the course book for the 1-day "Mastering Oracle Trace Data" course taught by the author, Cary Millsap. It is not a book about discarding your Oracle fixed views or your monitoring tools that poll them. It is a book about how to look at Oracle performance another way, a way that has worked extraordinarily well for many of us. It's about new ways of thinking about performance using new tools for understanding aspects of your applications that you've never understood before. Contents include: Chapter 1 "Thinking Clearly about Performance" - over twenty brief sections that prescribe a coherent framework for understanding all aspects of performance beginning with foundational definitions. Chapter 2 "Making Friends with the Oracle Database" - a sequence of case studies illustrating the use of Oracle extended SQL trace data in the performance problem diagnosis and repair context. Chapter 3 "Oracle Extended SQL Trace" - a detailed explanation of where Oracle's trace data elements come from and how to assemble them into a trustworthy description of how applications consume time. Chapter 4 "Oracle Database Timed Event Reference" - an overview of what the Oracle timed events mean, how to learn more than your documentation can tell you, and how to respond to problems caused by excessive call counts or excessive call latencies. Chapter 5 "Cases in Oracle Trace Data Analysis" - seven case studies illustrating how to use the Method R Tools commercial software package (not included with the book) to analyze and solve problems with Oracle-based application performance.
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: Richmond Shee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2004-07-16
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.
* Encapsulates the knowledge and experience of some of the foremost experts in Oracle development, the vast majority of whom are also established and successful authors. * Covers landmark software and techniques (invented by the authors) that have changed the face of Oracle development. * A broad ranging, anecdotal and humorous title that will appeal to anyone (developers, DBAs, manager, architects etc) involved with and Oracle-based project. * Simplified code snippets, the book provides real solutions that people can then build upon themselves.
This book is packed with real world examples that cover all the advanced features of PL/SQL. In turn, each major certification topic is covered in a separate chapter that makes understanding concepts easier. At the end of each chapter, you will find plenty of practice questions to strengthen and test your learning.If you are a PL/SQL developer looking for deeper insight and a move from mid-level programmer to professional database developer, then this is the best guide for you. This book is also an ideal guide for all the Associate level PL/SQL programmers who are preparing for the Professional 1Z0-146 certification. This book assumes you have prior knowledge of PL/SQL programming.
Author: Jonathan Lewis
Release Date: 2012-01-29
Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers by Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every database administrator needs for troubleshooting—no more, no less. Oracle Database seems complex on the surface. However, its extensive feature set is really built upon upon a core infrastructure resulting from sound architectural decisions made very early on that have stood the test of time. This core infrastructure manages transactions and the ability to commit and roll back changes, protects the integrity of the database, enables backup and recovery, and allows for scalability to thousands of users all accessing the same data. Most performance, backup, and recovery problems that database administrators face on a daily basis can easily be identified through understanding the essential core of Oracle Database architecture that Lewis describes in this book. Provides proven content from a world-renowned performance and troubleshooting expert Emphasizes the significance of internals knowledge to rapid identification of database performance problems Covers the core essentials and does not waste your time with esoterica
If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R
Targeted at Oracle professionals who need fast and accurate working examples of complex issues, Oracle In-focus books target specific areas of Oracle technology in a concise manner. Plenty of working code is provided without a lot of theory, allowing database managers to solve their problems quickly without reviewing data that they already know. All code scripts are available for instant download from a companion web site.
The vast majority of Oracle SQL books discuss some syntax, provide the barest rudiments of using Oracle SQL, and perhaps include a few simple examples. It might be enough to pass a survey course, or give you some buzz words to drop in conversation with real Oracle DBAs. But if you use Oracle SQL on a regular basis, you want much more. You want to access the full power of SQL to write queries in an Oracle environment. You want a solid understanding of what's possible with Oracle SQL, creative techniques for writing effective and accurate queries, and the practical, hands-on information that leads to true mastery of the language. Simply put, you want useful, expert best practices that can be put to work immediately, not just non-vendor specific overview or theory.Updated to cover the latest version of Oracle, Oracle 10g, this edition of the highly regarded Mastering Oracle SQL has a stronger focus on technique and on Oracle's implementation of SQL than any other book on the market. It covers Oracle s vast library of built-in functions, the full range of Oracle SQL query-writing features, regular expression support, new aggregate and analytic functions, subqueries in the SELECT and WITH clauses, multiset union operators, enhanced support for hierarchical queries: leaf and loop detection, and the CONNECT_BY_ROOT operator, new partitioning methods (some introduced in Oracle9i Release 2), and the native XML datatype, XMLType.Mastering Oracle SQL, 2nd Edition fills the gap between the sometimes spotty vendor documentation, and other books on SQL that just don't explore the full depth of what is possible with Oracle-specific SQL. For those who want to harness the untapped (and often overlooked) power of Oracle SQL, this essential guide for putting Oracle SQL to work will prove invaluable.
Author: Brendan Gregg
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Release Date: 2011-03-18
The Oracle Solaris DTrace feature revolutionizes the way you debug operating systems and applications. Using DTrace, you can dynamically instrument software and quickly answer virtually any question about its behavior. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, authoritative guide to making the most of DTrace in any supported UNIX environment--from Oracle Solaris to OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. Written by key contributors to the DTrace community, DTrace teaches by example, presenting scores of commands and easy-to-adapt, downloadable D scripts. These concise examples generate answers to real and useful questions, and serve as a starting point for building more complex scripts. Using them, you can start making practical use of DTrace immediately, whether you're an administrator, developer, analyst, architect, or support professional. The authors fully explain the goals, techniques, and output associated with each script or command. Drawing on their extensive experience, they provide strategy suggestions, checklists, and functional diagrams, as well as a chapter of advanced tips and tricks. You'll learn how to Write effective scripts using DTrace's D language Use DTrace to thoroughly understand system performance Expose functional areas of the operating system, including I/O, filesystems, and protocols Use DTrace in the application and database development process Identify and fix security problems with DTrace Analyze the operating system kernel Integrate DTrace into source code Extend DTrace with other tools This book will help you make the most of DTrace to solve problems more quickly and efficiently, and build systems that work faster and more reliably.
Author: Richard Niemiec
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2017-03-22
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
Master the advanced concepts of PL/SQL for professional-level certification and learn the new capabilities of Oracle Database 12c About This Book Learn advanced application development features of Oracle Database 12c and prepare for the 1Z0-146 examination Build robust and secure applications in Oracle PL/SQL using the best practices Packed with feature demonstrations and illustrations that will help you learn and understand the enhanced capabilities of Oracle Database 12c Who This Book Is For This book is for Oracle developers responsible for database management. Readers are expected to have basic knowledge of Oracle Database and the fundamentals of PL/SQL programming. Certification aspirants can use this book to prepare for 1Z0-146 examination in order to be an Oracle Certified Professional in Advanced PL/SQL. What You Will Learn Learn and understand the key SQL and PL/SQL features of Oracle Database 12c Understand the new Multitenant architecture and Database In-Memory option of Oracle Database 12c Know more about the advanced concepts of the Oracle PL/SQL language such as external procedures, securing data using Virtual Private Database (VPD), SecureFiles, and PL/SQL code tracing and profiling Implement Virtual Private Databases to prevent unauthorized data access Trace, analyze, profile, and debug PL/SQL code while developing database applications Integrate the new application development features of Oracle Database 12c with the current concepts Discover techniques to analyze and maintain PL/SQL code Get acquainted with the best practices of writing PL/SQL code and develop secure applications In Detail Oracle Database is one of the most popular databases and allows users to make efficient use of their resources and to enhance service levels while reducing the IT costs incurred. Oracle Database is sometimes compared with Microsoft SQL Server, however, Oracle Database clearly supersedes SQL server in terms of high availability and addressing planned and unplanned downtime. Oracle PL/SQL provides a rich platform for application developers to code and build scalable database applications and introduces multiple new features and enhancements to improve development experience. Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Guide, Second Edition is a handy technical reference for seasoned professionals in the database development space. This book starts with a refresher of fundamental concepts of PL/SQL, such as anonymous block, subprograms, and exceptions, and prepares you for the upcoming advanced concepts. The next chapter introduces you to the new features of Oracle Database 12c, not limited to PL/SQL. In this chapter, you will understand some of the most talked about features such as Multitenant and Database In-Memory. Moving forward, each chapter introduces advanced concepts with the help of demonstrations, and provides you with the latest update from Oracle Database 12c context. This helps you to visualize the pre- and post-applications of a feature over the database releases. By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in PL/SQL programming and will be able to implement advanced concepts of PL/SQL for efficient management of Oracle Database. Style and approach The book follows the structure of the Oracle Certification examination but doesn't restrict itself to the exam objectives. Advanced concepts have been explained in an easy-to-understand style, supported with feature demonstrations and case illustrations.
Author: Craig S. Mullins
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.
Author: Lora D. Delwiche
Publisher: SAS Institute
Release Date: 2012-10-12
A classic that just keeps getting better, The Little SAS Book is essential for anyone learning SAS programming. Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter offer a user-friendly approach so readers can quickly and easily learn the most commonly used features of the SAS language. Each topic is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples and graphics. The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the new default output introduced with SAS 9.3. In addition, there is a now a full chapter devoted to ODS Graphics including the SGPLOT and SGPANEL procedures. Other changes include expanded coverage of linguistic sorting and a new section on concatenating macro variables with other text. This book is a great tool for users of SAS 9.4 as well. This title belongs on every SAS programmer's bookshelf. It's a resource not just to get you started, but one you'll return to as you continue to improve your programming skills. This book is part of the SAS Press program.