Oracle Database has become a huge piece of software. This not only means that a single human can no longer be proficient in using all the features provided in recent versions, it also means that some features will rarely be used. Actually, in most situations, it’s enough to know and take advantage of a limited number of core features in order to use Oracle Database efficiently and successfully. This is precisely why this book covers only the features that, based on my experience, are necessary to troubleshoot most of the database-related performance problems you will encounter.

The Structure of This Book

This book is divided into four parts:

Part 1 covers some basics that are required to read the rest of the book. Chapter 1, “Performance ...

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