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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 FOUR: The Environment: Tuning for Performance

The performance of your database application, whether that is measured by response time, throughput, or scalability, is affected by many things, each of which can be a limiting factor to overall performance. In Chapter 3, “Database Middleware: Why It’s Important,” we explained that the database driver is only one component of your database middleware and that multiple environment layers also work with the database driver to handle the communication between a database application and the database management software. This chapter describes how those environment layers, shown in Figure 4-1, can influence performance and how to optimize performance for data requests and responses that flow ...

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