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Testing Methodology

If the authors’ nearly 100 years of cumulative Oracle DBA experience has taught us anything, it is that no matter what our customers, clients, and user community may claim, one thing is certain: no single application workload is alike. That profound realization has driven us toward a neutral approach when selecting the best way to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the various Oracle Database toolsets and features we explore in this book.

In this chapter, we discuss the reasons for our choice of the TPC-DS benchmark and its corresponding database schema that focuses on answering realistic business questions ...

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