Overview

  • Use the Oracle tuning methodology
  • Use Oracle-supplied tools for monitoring and diagnosing SQL and instance tuning issues
  • Use database advisors to proactively correct performance problems
  • Identify problem SQL statements
  • Tune SQL performance problems
  • Monitor instance performance by using Enterprise Manager
  • Tune instance components by primarily using instance parameter

Audience

  • Administrator
  • Database Administrator
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Prerequisites

Suggested Prerequisite
  • Oracle Database: Install and Upgrade Workshop
  • Familiarity with Oracle Database installation
  • Familiarity with Oracle Database configuration concepts
Required Prerequisite
  • Oracle Database: Administration Workshop
  • Basic knowledge of Linux operating system
  • A working knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL packages
  • Basic understanding of Oracle Database architecture
  • Familiarity with basic database monitoring procedures

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe Performance Management
  • Use AWR Performance Statistics
  • Use AWR Based Tools
  • Improve SQL Statement Performance
  • Influence the Optimizer
  • Use Tuning Analyzers and Advisors
  • Monitor Operations and applications
  • Manage Database Memory
  • Use In-Memory Column Store Feature
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Outline

Overview & Preparing the Databases

  • Defining the Scope of Performance Issues, Tuning Life Cycle Phases and Using Enterprise Manager to Identify OS Issues
  • Using the Time Model to Diagnose Performance Issues
  • Using Statistics and Wait Events to Diagnose Performance Issues
  • Using Log and Trace Files to Monitor Performance
  • Using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and SQL Developer to Monitor Performance
  • Using Statspack to View Performance Data: Installing Statspack, Creating Snapshots and Generating Statspack Reports
  • Using Automatic Workload Repository
  • Setting Up and Viewing Server-Generated Alerts
  • Using Baselines
  • Configuring and Managing Automated Maintenance Tasks
  • Using ADDM to Analyze Performance and AWR-Based Tools to Identify Performance Issues
  • Using Active Session History Data for First Fault System Analysis and Generating and Reviewing an ASH Report to Identify Performance Issues
  • Using Emergency Monitoring and Real-Time ADDM to Analyze Performance Issues

Overview of SQL Statement Processing

  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Maintaining Tables: Block Space Management, Shrinking Segments, Advanced Index Compression, Analyzing the Impact of Excess Blocks
  • Introduction to Query Optimizer and Using Initialization Parameters to Control Optimizer Behavior
  • Understanding Execution Plans, Using AUTOTRACE and EXPLAIN PLAN
  • Viewing Execution Plans by Using SQL Trace and the TKPROF Utility
  • Managing Optimizer Statistics
  • Using Automatic SQL Tuning
  • Using the SQL Plan Management Feature

Overview of the SQL Advisors

  • Using the SQL Tuning Advisor and SQL Access Advisor to Improve SQL Performance

Overview of Real Application Testing Components

  • Using SQL Performance Analyzer to Determine the Impact of Changes
  • Using Database Replay to Test System Performance
  • Implementing Real-Time Database Operation Monitoring
  • Using Services to Monitor Applications

Overview of Memory Structures

  • Managing Shared Pool Performance
  • Managing Buffer Cache Performance
  • Managing PGA and Temporary Space Performance
  • Configuring the Large Pool
  • Using Automatic Shared Memory Management
  • Introduction to In-Memory Column Store
  • Configuring the In-Memory Column Store Feature
  • Using the In-Memory Column Store Feature to Improve SQL Performance
  • Using In-Memory Column Store with Oracle Database Features
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Why choose QA

Special Notices

Please note that Oracle courses running at London training centres are subject to a 10% surcharge.

Please note: In order to provision you with your courseware and lab access for this course QA must share several items of basic personal information with our partner (usually your full name and email address). For more information on this please visit our QA Partner data sharing page. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your QA account manager.

Important Note: Your official Oracle digital course material now includes an additional 5 hours of content for you to consume after the course to help embed the learning. Your ELS will be accessible for 90 days from purchase.

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