For Oracle tuning professionals wishing to add more tools to their Oracle tuning toolbox, this guidebook introduces the various tuning analytical tools and helpful strategies to make the database easier to use. Details describe how to extract information from the database and use it to determine and increase efficiency. It also provides specific steps with detailed information on how to congeal large amounts of database performance information into one pool from which the DBA can carefully choose tuning options based on what is predicted, all to give them the biggest improvement in performance for the least time and money investment. Sample code, sample code results, and guidelines on how to interpret the results help users manipulate code in an effective way. With countless hints, tips, and tools, the guide fully explains how to work with the Oracle system on order to achieve database performance excellence.