Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning DBA Release 2

What Will You Learn

This Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning training starts with an unknown database that requires tuning. You'll then learn the steps a DBA performs to identify problem areas, diagnose common problems and fix them.

Learn To:


  • Describe Oracle tuning methodology.
  • Use Oracle supplied tools for monitoring and diagnosing SQL and Instance tuning issues.
  • Use database advisors to correct performance problems proactively.
  • Identify problem SQL statements & tune SQL performance problems.
  • Monitor the Instance Performance using Enterprise Manager.
  • Tune instance components, primarily using Instance parameters.


Benefits to You

Ensure fast, reliable, secure and easy to manage performance. Optimize database workloads, lower IT costs and deliver a higher quality of service by enabling smooth and rapid consolidation within your Datacenter.

Course Methodology

The methodology used in the practices is primarily reactive. After configuring monitoring tools and reviewing the available reports, you'll be presented with the Oracle architecture based on the SQL statement processing of SELECT and DML.

SQL Tuning

The SQL tuning section assumes that the DBA has little or no ability to change the code. The DBA will influence the SQL performance with available tools, and will be introduced to various methods of identifying the SQL statements that require tuning (as well as the diagnostic tools needed to find ways to change the performance).

This will include the use of statistics, outlines and profiles to influence the optimizer, adding and rebuilding indexes and using the SQL Advisors. This course introduces the DB Replay and SQL Performance Analyzer tools to help you test and minimize the impact of change.

Instance Tuning

Instance tuning uses the same general method of observing a problem, diagnosing the problem and implementing a solution. The instance tuning lessons cover the details of major tunable components and describe how you can influence the instance behavior. For each lesson, we will examine the relevant components of the architecture.

The class only discusses the architecture to the level required to understand the symptoms and solutions. More detailed explanations are left to other courses, reference material and Oracle documentation.

Final Lessons

The last lesson of this course is a recap of the best practices discovered in the previous lessons, along with miscellaneous recommendations. The goal is to finish the course with a best practices list for students to take away.


  • Database Administrators
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant

Course Topics

Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning Methodology and Tools

  • Introduction to Performance Tuning in Oracle Database 11g
  • Performance Tuning Diagnostics and Tools in Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database 11g: Using AWR and Defining Problems

  • Working with the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)
  • Defining Problems in Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database 11g: Metrics, Alerts, Baselines, AWR Tools and Services

  • Metrics, Alerts, Baselines and Thresholds in Oracle Database 11g
  • Using AWR-Based Tools
  • Configuring, Managing, and Implementing Services

Oracle Database 11g: Problem SQL Statements and Oracle Optimizer

  • Identifying Problem SQL Statements
  • Influencing the Oracle Query Optimizer

Oracle Database 11g: SQL Performance Management and Database Replay

  • Using SQL Performance Analyzer and SQL Performance Management
  • Using Database Replay

Oracle Database 11g: Shared Pool and Buffer Cache Tuning

  • Tuning the Buffer Cache
  • Using Automatic Memory Management

Oracle Database 11g: Tuning PGA, Temporary Space, and Automatic Memory Management

  • Tuning PGA and Temporary Space
  • Using Automatic Memory Management

Oracle Database 11g: Segment Space, I/O and Performance Tuning

  • Tuning Segment Space Usage
  • Tuning I/O and Performance Tuning

Course Opjectives

  • Use the Oracle Database tuning methodology appropriate to the available tools
  • Utilize database advisors to proactively tune an Oracle Database Instance
  • Use the tools based on the Automatic Workload Repository to tune the database
  • Diagnose and tune common SQL related performance problems
  • Diagnose and tune common Instance related performance problems
  • Use Enterprise Manager performance-related pages to monitor an Oracle Database

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