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Oracle Performance Tuning for Developers

by David Berry

This course introduces developers to the fundamental principles of performance tuning when using Oracle as their backend database.

What you'll learn

Oracle is one of the most popular database systems in use today. Yet many developers do not understand how Oracle works or the principles behind developing high performance Oracle applications. This course targets the .NET or Java developer who is writing an application with a backend Oracle database. Topics include: understanding how Oracle is processing your SQL statements through generating and interpreting execution plans, to designing and using indexes to speed up the data access of your application. Also included is how to use Oracle dynamic performance views to view real time information about Oracle performance, including which SQL statements are the most costly to run. The use of bind variables, connection pooling, and some application best practices round out the topics covered in the course.

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About the author

David Berry is a software engineer with over 15 years of application development experience. He started developing software in Java 1.0 using an Oracle 7 backend. Making the switch to Microsoft .NET when it was released, he has worked with every version of .NET since. He has also worked with every version of Oracle since Oracle 7 and ever version of SQL Server since SQL Server 7. His experience spans a broad range of industries including semiconductors, financial services, insurance an gove... more

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