In production environments, there is a very simple golden rule about database performance—it's better to have a database that always performs quite well than a database that performs even 10 times faster but not always; that is, a database whose performance sometimes dips.
Execution plan stability is a must for ensuring performance that persists over time; in production environments, we need an optimal and predictable performance.
In this recipe, we will see how to create stored outlines to achieve execution plan stability and how to manage these stored outlines.
To create stored outlines, we need an appropriate grant. Connect to the database as
SYSDBA, and grant the user
SH permission to create stored outlines: ...