Targets the #1 Oracle performance bottleneck: SQL and PL/SQL For all releases through Oracle 8i Detailed case studies and performance measurements Large-volume queries, Oracle clusters, Java, parallel query tuning, and much more Your one-stop resource for all Oracle SQL and PL/SQL tuning and optimization! Optimizing SQL code is the #1 factor in improving Oracle database performance, yet most guides to Oracle tuning virtually ignore SQL. Oracle SQL High Performance Tuning, Second Editionzeroes in on SQL and PL/SQL, demonstrating how to achieve performance gains of 100% or more in many applications. Expert Oracle developer Guy Harrison gives Oracle developers and DBAs a single source for guidance on every aspect of Oracle 8/8i SQL and PL/SQL tuning, with specific recommendations, detailed case studies, and real benchmarks. Coverage includes: Designing applications to maximize efficiency right from the start Building indexes that support high-performance queries Identifying and resolving Oracle Server bottlenecks Fixing poorly performing SQL code Identifying opportunities to substitute PL/SQL or Java for SQL Making the most of Oracle's tuning tools, including tkprof and explain Leveraging Oracle's parallel query facility for large-volume queries Maximizing the performance of Oracle clusters Get all the performance and scalability you're paying for -- without investing in new hardware! Whether you're running OLAP or OLTP applications, Guy Harrison's Oracle SQL High Performance Tuning, Second Editionshows you how, step-by-step!Harrison, Guy is the author of 'Oracle SQL High-Performance Tuning', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130123817 and ISBN 0130123811.