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Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide is intended for database administrators (DBAs) who are responsible for the operation, maintenance, and performance of Oracle Database. This guide describes how to use Oracle Database performance tools in the command-line interface to optimize database performance and tune SQL statements. This guide also describes performance best practices for creating an initial database and includes performance-related reference information.
See Also:Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide to learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager to tune database performance
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Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with the following manuals:
To learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager to tune the performance of Oracle Database, see Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide.
To learn how to tune 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 during an Oracle Database installation. To learn how to install and use these schemas, see Oracle Database Sample Schemas.
To learn 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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