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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Reviewing Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques

It's not only important for Oracle DBAs to not only keep learning but also to keep their skills honed to a fine edge.  There are certain books that are considered great books.  In the Oracle world, one of the great books has been Rich Niemiec's  Oracle Database  Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques.  Previous releases of this book have been a required must read for new DBAs and a book that experienced DBAs should periodically review to keep their skills sharp.
What makes a book great?
One website (Martin Cothran) defined a great book as: To call something "great” is to attribute to it some combination of three virtues: intellectual, moral, and aesthetic. An intellectual virtue has to do with something's truth; a moral virtue has to do with the good of a thing; and an aesthetic virtue has to do with a thing's beauty. Ultimately, however, all of these considerations come into play for a book to be called truly "great.”    
A Great Oracle Book
I think Rich's Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques book fits into this category.  Rich's book is a definitive book on Oracle tuning that has proved itself over time.  This book is a good thing because performance tuning is a key skill DBAs must have.  It also has aesthetic virtue because his insights, words of wisdom and perspective make this book a thing of beauty from an Oracle DBA perspective.
Time to Start Reading
I'm now going to read the latest release of this book from the very beginning to make sure I keep my skills honed.   I will follow up with my review when I finish the book.



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