Secrets of the Oracle Database

By Norbert Debes

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Secrets of the Oracle Database is the definitive guide to undocumented and partially-documented features of the Oracle Database server.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1952-1
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $59.99
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Secrets of the Oracle Database is the definitive guide to undocumented and partially-documented features of the Oracle Database server. Covering useful but little-known features from Oracle Database 9 through Oracle Database 11, this book will improve your efficiency as an Oracle database administrator or developer. Norbert Debes shines the light of day on features that help you master more difficult administrative, tuning, and troubleshooting tasks than you ever thought possible.

Finally, in one place, you have at your fingertips knowledge that previously had to be acquired through years of experience and word of mouth through knowing the right people. What Norbert writes is accurate, well-tested, well-illustrated by clear examples, and sure to improve your ability to make an impact on your day-to-day work with Oracle.

What you’ll learn

  • Take advantage of Oracle’s built–in Perl DBI distribution to write applications for monitoring, benchmarking, data extraction, and more.
  • Interpret the undocumented, extended trace file format to pinpoint performance problems that TKPROF reports overlook and obscure.
  • Get the most out of Statspack by using undocumented report formatting options, accessing its scarcely–documented repository, and integrating with SQL Trace.
  • Take control of your instance through the ill–documented ORADEBUG command, enabling you to control processes, trace SQL statements, dump process state, monitor wait events and the call stack, and much more.
  • Leverage undocumented features in Oracle’s built–in scheduler to better automate your workload.
  • Take full advantage of Transparent Application Failover and Cluster Database Services in a Real Application Cluster environment.
  • Understand just enough theoretical knowledge to know why something works in Hadoop, without getting bogged down in abstruse walls of theory.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Partially Documented Parameters
  2. Hidden Initialization Parameters
  3. Introduction to Data Dictionary Base Tables
  4. IND$, V$OBJECT_USAGE, and Index Monitoring
  5. Event 10027 and Deadlock Diagnosis
  6. Event 10046 and Extended SQL Trace
  7. Event 10053 and the Cost Based Optimizer
  8. Event 10079 and Oracle Net Packet Contents
  9. Introduction to X$ Fixed Tables
  10. X$BH and Latch Contention
  11. X$KSLED and Enhanced Session Wait Data
  12. X$KFFXP and ASM Metadata
  13. ALTER SESSION/SYSTEM SET EVENTS
  14. ALTER SESSION SET CURRENT_SCHEMA
  15. ALTER USER IDENTIFIED BY VALUES
  16. SELECT FOR UPDATE SKIP LOCKED
  17. DBMS_BACKUP_RESTORE
  18. DBMS_IJOB
  19. DBMS_SCHEDULER
  20. DBMS_SYSTEM
  21. DBMS_UTILITY
  22. Perl DBI and DBD::Oracle
  23. Application Instrumentation and End-to-End Tracing
  24. Extended SQL Trace File Format Reference
  25. Statspack
  26. Integrating Extended SQL Trace and AWR
  27. ESQLTRCPROF Extended SQL Trace Profiler
  28. The MERITS Performance Optimization Method
  29. TNS Listener IP Address Binding and IP=FIRST
  30. TNS Listener TCP/IP Valid Node Checking
  31. Local Naming Parameter ENABLE=BROKEN
  32. Default Host Name in Oracle Net Configurations
  33. Session Disconnection, Load Rebalancing, and TAF
  34. Removing the RAC Option Without Reinstalling
  35. OERR
  36. Recovery Manager Pipe Interface
  37. ORADEBUG SQL*Plus Command
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