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Cary Millsap is the former Vice President of Oracle's System Performance Group and the cofounder of Hotsos, a company dedicated to Oracle system performance. Hotsos provides performance-improvement tools for Oracle environments and also delivers training in the form of clinics and symposiums. Cary is also a founding member of the Oak Table Network (http://www.oaktable.net), an informal association of "Oracle Scientists" well known throughout the Oracle community.
Jeff Holt is one of the world's most productive Oracle performance optimization specialists. He has tremendous experience in constructing training programs and software tools to optimize the system performance management process. He is a former support analyst and consultant at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a technology leader in the System Performance Group. He is the Hotsos Tools lead designer and developer, the author of several technical papers, a Hotsos founding employee, and a Hotsos Clinic principal developer.
good book on the fundamentals of oracle database performance. Trace, tkprof, etc. tools for analyzing and tuning sql statements in your databasePublished on May 9, 2013 by Ace Barker
I saw this listed and thought it was a new book. The Kindle available date is Feb 2013 but the content is over 10 years old.
I re-read Cary's book in 2009 or so and was really pleasantly surprised to see how relevant the material is even with 10 and 11g of the database. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by Shelby D. Spradling
OOP applies Goldratt's The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement to the Oracle DBMS. A quite readable bridge between theory and practice with few missteps. Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by Duke P. Ganote
For me, this book was great from both a technical standpoint but also from a business standpoint. It highlighted how many (including myself) focus on the wrong tasks when it comes... Read morePublished on July 28, 2009 by Don Seiler
This book covers Oracle 8 and 9. But its technical explanations are very much valid for Oracle 10g.
Although the author's beautiful explanation of 10046 traces and waits... Read more
There are certain "camps" in the worldwide Oracle community. For example, there is the "Oak Table Network" of "Oracle scientists" who seek thorough understandings of issues backed... Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by Robert Vollman
This book is so interesting that on a couple occasions I've fallen asleep reading it, because I want to "find out what happens next" -- not because it is boring. Read morePublished on October 2, 2006 by M. Stewart
I like the wait approach very much. DIS buk prezNts a scientific approach 2 prob diagnosis & performance optimization. DIS aLowz optimization F4tz 2 b consistent & repeatable. Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by Lorraine de DBA