Oracle DBAs and developers are all too familiar with the outlay of time and resources, blown budgets, missed deadlines, and marginally effective performance
fiddling that is commonplace with traditional methods of Oracle performance
tuning. In Optimizing Oracle
Performance, Cary Millsap, former VP of Oracle's System Performance Group, clearly and concisely explains how to use Oracle's response time statistics to diagnose and repair performance
problems. Cary also shows how "queueing theory" can be applied to response time statistics to predict the impact of upgrades and other system changes. The price of this essential book will be paid back in hours saved the first time its methods are used.