This manual explains how to tune Oracle SQL.


This document is intended for database administrators and application developers who perform the following tasks:

  • Generating and interpreting SQL execution plans

  • Managing optimizer statistics

  • Influencing the optimizer through initialization parameters or SQL hints

  • Controlling cursor sharing for SQL statements

  • Monitoring SQL execution

  • Performing application tracing

  • Managing SQL tuning sets

  • Using SQL Tuning Advisor or SQL Access Advisor

  • Managing SQL profiles

  • Managing SQL baselines

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This manual assumes that you are familiar with Oracle Database Concepts. The following books are frequently referenced:

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


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