Important new Oracle tuning studies are released

This year we have seen some important new advances in Oracle tuning technology, new tools and techniques that revolutionize how Oracle databases are optimized.

- The 2nd age of mainframe computing is here.  It's official, Oracle has announced that 99% of OLTP applications have multiple instances per server, and the focus is now on how to tune Oracle on the 32-processor, million dollar servers:

         http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_server_deconsolidation.htm

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- Oracle has finally codified a holistic approach to Oracle tuning, tuning the instance first to create an optimal baseline where the maximize number of SQL statements have an optimal execution plan.  Holistic tuning involves tuning a representative workload, adjusting global parameters in order to optimize as much SQL as possible.

http://www.dba-oracle.com/oracle11g/oracle_11g_sql_performance_advisor.htm

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- Oracle tuning is notoriously difficult to learn in a classroom, and almost impossible to learn without expert guidance.  The best way to learn Oracle tuning is in an intense, tightly-focused environment, examining at real-world performance problems with your peers and mentors. 

I offer my own BC Oracle conferences at sea, an Oracle Cruise where Oracle tuning professionals gather to learn and share real-world tips and techniques. We are cruising the Caribbean January 26 - February 2, 2008, and I invite you to join us:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/oracle_cruise_2008_caribbean.htm

I've been teaching database tuning since 1981, and I've found that the isolation of a ship is the perfect way to maximize learning.  The BC Oracle tuning cruise is not your typical classroom environment.  We take learning out of a sterile classroom, and give students a chance to side-by-side with seasoned Oracle tuning experts.

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The very best Oracle training comes from Burleson Consulting, where you get an on-site visit by an experienced Oracle expert and author.  Whether it's one-on-one mentoring or getting a customized on-site Oracle training class, there is no substitute for BC Oracle training.  Just call 800-766-1884 for details, and check-out our on-site Oracle training catalog at the following link:

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