Learn SQL tuning tricks

While many Oracle professionals learned about the relational model and SQL in college, they make the common mistake of thinking that SQL tuning is governed by well-defined decision rules.

Oracle's SQL is only one of a host of different SQL optimizer implementations, and, like any other vendor implementation, there are many nuances and tricks to SQL tuning.

Not all Oracle SQL tuning tricks make sense, but nonetheless, there are powerful yet counterintuitive tricks that can make SQL run at optimal performance levels. 

Becoming an expert in Oracle SQL tuning is not trivial, and there are no shortcuts.  Only by tuning thousands of SQL statements can you fully understand the subtleties and nuances of Oracle SQL and be able to effective tune large and complex SQL stataments.

See below for my list of common SQL tuning tricks:



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