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Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques by Richard Niemiec

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Introduction
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.”
—Albert Einstein
 
There is a fifth dimension that is as vast as Exadata disk space and as untimely as an infinite loop for those who fail to embrace this future. This future dimension was once the dimension of imagination only, where we could dream of a single database filled with millions of terabytes of data and media. A wonderland where developers could write any query without penalty of being timed out or being the victim of an anonymous kill −9; it’s a place where speed and disk space no longer matter (as much). This future has now become a reality, and I call it the “Exabyte Zone!”
A brave new world is coming quickly, whether we like it or not, and whether we are ready for it ...

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