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Oracle® Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E10822-03
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1 Introduction

As an Oracle database administrator (DBA), you are responsible for the performance of your Oracle database. Tuning a database to reach a desirable performance level may be a daunting task, especially for DBAs who are new to Oracle Database. Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide is a quick start guide that teaches you how to perform day-to-day database performance tuning tasks using features provided by Oracle Diagnostics Pack, Oracle Tuning Pack, and Oracle Enterprise Manager (Enterprise Manager).

This chapter contains the following sections:

About This Guide

Before using this guide, you must do the following:

Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide is task-oriented. The objective is to describe why and when tuning tasks need to be performed.

This guide is not an exhaustive discussion of all Oracle Database concepts. For that type of information, see Oracle Database Concepts.

This guide does not describe basic Oracle Database administrative tasks. For that type of information, see Oracle Database 2 Day DBA. For a complete discussion of administrative tasks, see Oracle Database Administrator's Guide.

The primary interface used in this guide is the Enterprise Manager Database Control console. This guide is not an exhaustive discussion of all Oracle Database performance tuning features. It does not cover available application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide comparable tuning options to those presented in this guide. For this type of information, see Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide.

Common Oracle DBA Tasks

As an Oracle DBA, you can expect to be involved in the following tasks:

Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide describes how to accomplish the last two tasks in the preceding list.

Tools for Tuning the Database

The intent of this guide is to allow you to quickly and efficiently tune and optimize the performance of Oracle Database.

To achieve the goals of this guide, you must acquire the following products, tools, features, and utilities:

Note:

Some of the products and tools in the preceding list, including Oracle Diagnostics Pack and Oracle Database Tuning Pack, require separate licenses. For more information, see Oracle Database Licensing Information.