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The Data Access Handbook: Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability by Robert A. Steward, John Goodson

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CHAPTER TWO: Designing for Performance: What’s Your Strategy?

Designing your database application and the configuration of the database middleware that connects your application to the database server for optimal performance isn’t easy. We refer to all these components as your database application deployment. There is no one-size-fits-all design. You must think about every component to get the best performance possible.

Often you are not in control of every component that affects performance. For example, your company may dictate that all applications run on an application server. Also, your database administrator most likely controls the database server machine’s configuration. In these cases, you need to consider the configurations that are ...

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