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Lesson 1

Performace Tuning Basics Course Introduction

This module discusses basic performance tuning tools and concepts associated with Oracle12c and cloud Architecture. This is the first course in a five-part series that is designed to give you the skills to maximize the performance of your Oracle database. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity via hands-on exercises to look into the Oracle engine, and run scripts to diagnose and de-bug Oracle8 performance problems. This series of courses will also prepare you to pass Exam 4 in the Database Administrator Track of the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam series.

Relationship between SQL tuning in Oracle 13c and Cloud Architecture

SQL tuning in Oracle 13c is a critical aspect of optimizing database performance and ensuring efficient resource utilization. The process involves analyzing, optimizing, and fine-tuning SQL statements to reduce response times and improve the overall efficiency of the database. The relationship between SQL tuning in Oracle 13c and the Oracle Cloud Architecture on which it resides is multifaceted, as the cloud environment can significantly impact and benefit the SQL tuning process in the following ways:
  1. Scalability and Elasticity: Oracle Cloud Architecture provides a scalable and elastic infrastructure, allowing for dynamic allocation of resources based on the workload requirements. This flexibility enables database administrators to scale up or down the available compute and storage resources during the SQL tuning process. As a result, the impact of resource contention on SQL performance can be minimized, ensuring optimal query execution times.
  2. Advanced Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics: Oracle Cloud Architecture offers a suite of advanced performance monitoring and diagnostic tools, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and Oracle Performance Hub. These tools provide deep insights into the performance characteristics of SQL statements and help in identifying potential bottlenecks, enabling database administrators to make informed decisions during the SQL tuning process.
  3. Autonomous Database Features: Oracle's Autonomous Database, which is available on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, incorporates self-tuning capabilities driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. These features automatically optimize the performance of SQL statements by identifying suboptimal execution plans and recommending appropriate changes, thereby reducing the manual efforts required for SQL tuning.
  4. Integration with Oracle Cloud Services: Oracle 13c databases on the Oracle Cloud Architecture can leverage various cloud services, such as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog. These services offer additional tools and capabilities that can assist in the SQL tuning process, including automated recommendations for indexing and partitioning, as well as metadata management and discovery.
  5. Simplified Infrastructure Management: Oracle Cloud Architecture simplifies the underlying infrastructure management, allowing database administrators to focus more on the SQL tuning process rather than dealing with hardware maintenance and upgrades. This enables a more streamlined approach to SQL tuning, ensuring continuous performance improvements and efficient resource utilization.

The relationship between SQL tuning in Oracle 13c and the Oracle Cloud Architecture is characterized by the inherent benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure that supports efficient resource allocation, advanced performance monitoring tools, autonomous capabilities, and seamless integration with various Oracle Cloud services. By harnessing these advantages, database administrators can effectively optimize SQL performance and improve the overall efficiency of their Oracle 13c databases in the cloud.

Five-part SQL Tuning Series Series

The five courses in the series allow you to delve in detail into the various concepts that comprise Oracle performance tuning.
  1. Performance Tuning Basics
  2. Tuning the Oracle Instance
  3. Tuning Oracle SQL
  4. Tuning the External Oracle Environment
  5. Advanced Oracle Tuning Concepts

Course Goals

After completing this first course, you will have the skills necessary to:
  1. Apply sound database design principles to ensure high performance
  2. Identify appropriate metrics and tuning goals for measuring and monitoring performance
  3. Identify the critical performance tuning steps
  4. Interpret Oracle alert files
  5. Use Oracle trace files
  6. Use Oracle utilities for performance tuning
  7. Use the V$ utilities for tuning
  8. Employ tuning techniques for different types of applications

First-time students

So you can get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend that first-time students take the Course Orientation.
The next lesson outlines the prerequisites for this course.