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Oracle® Database Performance Tuning Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Preface

This preface contains these topics:

Audience

Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide is an aid for people responsible for the operation, maintenance, and performance of Oracle. This book describes detailed ways to enhance Oracle performance by writing and tuning SQL properly, using performance tools, and optimizing instance performance. It also explains how to create an initial database for good performance and includes performance-related reference information. This book could be useful for database administrators, application designers, and programmers.

For information about using Oracle Enterprise Manager to tune the performance of Oracle Database, see Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide.

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Related Documents

Before reading this manual, you should have already read Oracle Database Concepts, Oracle Database 2 Day DBA, Oracle Database Advanced Application Developer's Guide, and the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide.

For information about using Oracle Enterprise Manager to tune the performance of Oracle Database, see Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide.

For more information about tuning data warehouse environments, see Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide.

Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

For information about Oracle Database error messages, see Oracle Database Error Messages. Oracle Database error message documentation is only available in HTML. If you are accessing the error message documentation on the Oracle Documentation CD, you can browse the error messages by range. After you find the specific range, use your browser's find feature to locate the specific message. When connected to the Internet, you can search for a specific error message using the error message search feature of the Oracle online documentation.

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