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2.9 out of 5 stars

on 11 December 2003
To me this was a revolutionary way of looking at the performance of the various databases within our organisation.
Was the book helpful - yes.
Did it solve our performance problems - well, not all of them, but it did show us where to go and look, in the network rather than the database itself.
Was it a worthwhile investment - absolutely! The ability to provide the statistics in the book has enabled me to be teflon-shouldered a number of times already, rather than wasting my time looking for problems outside of the database. If only all aspects of an end-to-end solution were as well instrumented and timed as this shows Oracle to be, then finding the real source of performance problems would be so much easier....developers take note!
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on 28 January 2005
I found Cary's book outstanding.
1. Coverage on generating and understanding extended sql trace is excellent.
2. One of the very few book on Oracle tuning, which deals with a "methodology". I have read several books before this on optimizing Oracle performance and none explains any methodology. This book instead of diving straight into v$ view and statspack data, first makes a ground of what approach should be taken. So its like, what needs to be done and then how to do that.
I find this book incredibly useful.
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on 13 March 2013
I seen this, noted the publication date, quickly noticed good reviews and nearly purchased.

I then became concerned this may be a simple 2013 kindle re-publication of an old book.

This book was probably great when first published, but I suspect it has not been updated to Oracle 11gR2. So some things will remain timelessly relevant, others may not, and some current features from recent Oracle versions may be missing.

I simply suggest any relevant purchaser check for themselves prior to purchase to avoid disappointment.
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