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Essential Tools for any Oracle Professional,
This review is from: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques (Oracle Press) (Paperback)This book is an essential tool that should be in every Oracle Professional's bookcase. It has value as a reference to fix performance issues that are currently present or as a study guide to take a beginner/intermediate DBA and/or Developer to an expert. Rich Niemiec brings performance tuning down from a mystical art down to a science with each topic covered concisely and thoroughly with clear instructions on how to implement them. Readers of previous versions of this book have a section that documents how each chapter has been updated. My favorite chapter is the one on Exadata as it really brought it home for me. It is a great tuning reference for developers, also it is one very few books cover the rare V$ views, X$ tables including how to query them.
I highly recommend this book especially for everyone looking to get the most out of their hardware. Why pay for new hardware when you can dramatically improve the performance of your current one using the information contained in this book?