Introduction Chapter 1. Oracle10g New Features (DBA and Developer) Chapter 2. Basic Index Principles (Beginner Developer and Beginner DBA) Chapter 3. Disk Implementation Methodology and ASM (DBA) Chapter 4. Tuning the Database with Initialization Parameters (DBA) Chapter 5. Enterprise Manager and Grid Control (DBA and Developer) Chapter 6. Using EXPLAIN and STORED OUTLINES (Developer and DBA) Chapter 7. Basic Hint Syntax (Developer and DBA) Chapter 8. Query Tuning: Developer and Beginning DBA Chapter 9. Table Joins and Other Advanced Tuning (Advanced DBA and Developer) Chapter 10. Using PL/SQL to Enhance Performance (Developer and DBA) Chapter 11. Tuning RAC and Using Parallel Features Chapter 12. V$ Views (Developer and DBA) Chapter 13. X$ Tables (Advanced DBA) Chapter 14. Using STATSPACK and the AWR Report to Tune Waits and Latches Chapter 15. Performing a Quick System Review (DBA) Chapter 16. Monitoring the System Using UNIX Utilities (DBA) Appendix A: Key Initialization Parameters (DBA) Appendix B: The V$ Views (DBA and Developer) Appendix C: The X$ Tables (DBA) Index
Richard J. Niemiec is chief executive officer of TUSC, an Inc. 500 full-service consulting and training company specializing in Oracle technology. Rich has been named by Oracle Corporation as an Oracle Certified Master--one of only six originally so recognized around the world. He is the former president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and president of the Midwest Oracle Users Group. Rich has been named the Top Speaker of the IOUG Conference five times and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.