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eBook Forecasting Oracle Performance ePub

by Craig Shallahamer

  • ISBN: 1590598024
  • Category: Programming
  • Subcategory: Computers
  • Author: Craig Shallahamer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st Corrected ed., Corr. 3rd printing edition (August 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 269
  • ePub book: 1611 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1431 kb
  • Other: mbr docx lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 590

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Craig Shallahamer is an Oracle performance expert with over 18 years of experience This is a great book on forecasting oracle performance.

Craig Shallahamer is an Oracle performance expert with over 18 years of experience. His book is the first to focus not on the problem of solving today's problem. This is a great book on forecasting oracle performance. I had been tasked with capacity planning work before; I wish I had read this book before undertaking those kinds of work. After explaining a method/model, the author provides examples on how to use the method. His book is the first to focus, not on the problem of solving today's problem, but squarely on the problem of forecasting the future performance of an Oracle database

Craig Shallahamer is an Oracle performance expert with over 18 years of experience. His book is the first to focus, not on the problem of solving today's problem, but squarely on the problem of forecasting the future performance of an Oracle database. Other Oracle performance books are good for putting out fires; Craig's book helps you avoid all the heat in the first place. Application over mathematical proofs…

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Today I am going to write about an amazing book Oracle Performance Firefighting by Craig Shallahamer, which was released in July 2009. Today I am going to write about an amazing book Oracle Performance Firefighting by Craig Shallahamer, which was released in July 2009. His book is the first to focus not on the problem of solving today's problem, but squarely on the problem of forecasting. The first forecasting book specific to Oracle. Written by Craig Shallahamer, noted Oracle capacity-planning expert. Meshes well with the latest performance optimization trends in the Oracle community. price for USA in USD (gross).

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By Craig Shallahamer, Apress 2007. Page count: about 250 pages. I’m not interested in forecasting Oracle performance per se. However, I have noticed that there is a lot of good literature in the Oracle arena that can apply to other databases ( cough MySQL), and even systems of any type. Oracle and its practitioners are at least a decade ahead of MySQL in terms of treating performance scientifically. This book is a compendium of performance forecasting techniques.

Forecasting Oracle Performance Use the methods in this book to ensure that your Oracle server can satisfy performance requirements now and into the future. Shelve in Databases/Oracle User level: Intermediate–Advanced. 7" x 9-1/4", CASEBOUND, MALLOY.

Forecasting Oracle Performance is the first Oracle-specific book to assist DBAs with forecasting future performance of new and existing database systems.

Forecasting Oracle Performance is the first Oracle-specific book to assist DBAs with forecasting future performance of new and existing database systems. It shows you how to create a model of a database system. Different types of models are introduced: mathematical, simulation, and benchmark. You'll learn how to create the right model for the risks you seek to mitigate and how to validate your model. Then you'll discover how to interpret results in the form of a forecast. In total, this book gives you everything you need to confidently work with business management in preparing for the future of your systems.

Comments

Moonshaper Moonshaper
This is a great book on forecasting oracle performance. I had been tasked with capacity planning work before; I wish I had read this book before undertaking those kinds of work. The book starts with explanation on the need for forecasting, types of forecasting methods available and goes on to explain the methods. After explaining a method/model, the author provides examples on how to use the method. Thankfully the explanations and the theories were not brutal for me; you will have to accept the formulas given and learn how to use them to your needs.

This book was not an easy read for me. It took several weeks (I admit, I was not reading it regularly) to read the book fully. I will have to do some real world exercises so I know how to apply the techniques in the book. It will be a while before I am fully conversant with the topics and the methods, but I am sure I will be much better off in the field of forecasting.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best books I have read in Oracle performance and planning topic.
Feri Feri
This is incredibly well-written and the examples are well thought out. It starts at the most basic ideas of what he plans to cover and slowly builds upon what you just learned. I am completely new to forecasting, with some background in tuning, and I have been able to follow everything so far. I do reread sections and really go through the examples in detail. Worth the effort! I highly recommend this book.
Pedora Pedora
Exactly what i ordered at a great price
HyderCraft HyderCraft
Being an IT person I like to read such methodological books to refresh myself.
Before starting this book I had a feeling that it was little bit opposed to the secret of Stephen Hawking books where he had just used one famous formula E=mc^2. This book looked full of overwhelming mathematical formulas.
However, author presented material in a very easy to digest way. All formulas are absolutely necessary for understanding the Forecasting approaches.
These approaches are universal and don't depend on particular Oracle version. It's everything about applying proper forecasting models depending on the Forecasting question and workload data collected against complex Oracle environment. It's very straightforward if you read it fully.
It's MUST for those who are facing questions like" What would happen if the workload was doubled in three months? Does it make sense to buy 6 more CPUs to maintain agreed SLA? etc etc.
Book audience is
1) Oracle DBAs
2) Project managers/ Architects
3) Oracle developers

This book is quite unique on a market, because most of existing Oracle books describe Performance Troubleshooting.
Knowledge from this book will not become obsolete with new version of Oracle.
Braswyn Braswyn
A fantastic book. Not one of those that you'll be able to get through over a weekend but is one of those books that you constantly go back to for reference or validation. Some of the techniques take the mystery out of capacity planning and forecasting performance. Excellent.
Nirn Nirn
This is a great book to do FORECASTING, that is, if you already have a tunning problem you will not find the solution here. If you are in calm times regarding your application speed, this is when you have to do Performance Forecasting, for which this book is excelent. Very practical and just enough technicall to grasp the priciples.
Goltizuru Goltizuru
I've always been a fan of Craig Shallahamer, an author who explains complex concepts in plain English.

This is not a trivial book, but it's an excellent book for performance tuning, a worthy book for the worthy scholar.

Oracle STATSPACK and the automated workload repository have provided a gold mine for the Oracle DBA to forecast future performance, and this is a great "get started" book to the statistical techniques that are required to perform performance forecasting.
This is not a book about Oracle Performance tuning. This is a book about Oracle Performance Forecasting. This should be evident after carefully reading the book.

Good books, like good professionals, are rare. This is why I have developed a tendency to choose carefully before buying one and, in the Oracle area in particular, I can smell the author's intellectual honesty and trustworthiness from the first page.

Forecasting Oracle Performance is one of those. I enjoyed the fluid style and closeness of the author. I enjoyed the simplicity and clarity, almost reminding me of Wittgenstein's famous quote ("everything that can be said can be said clearly"). I also enjoyed these short touches of humanism (cf Erlang Krarup's life).
On the forecasting subject, I liked the book construction and the quality of the examples.

Chapter 1 gives a landscape picture of Oracle forecasting and puts the reader in scope and context.
Chapter 2 introduces the reader to the basics of forecasting and the basic concepts over which the book is built: Transactions, response time, arrival time and basic formulas are described here.
Chapter 3 shows the limits of basic forecasting (essential formulas) and the problem of baseline and model selection. It shows how to increase forecasting precision with ErlangC or weighted averages. Most importantly, it shows why it is essential to understand the concepts and implications of the application of a given formula, model or method. The author is very careful in the choice of terms and always clears potential ambiguities. Those who know how difficult it can be to forecast will appreciate it.
Chapter 4 introduces to statistics applied to forecasting.
Chapter 5, on practical queuing theory, is probably the biggest chapter of the book. After a brief introduction to queuing theory, Little's law and Kendall notation, this chapter provides such a diverse set of examples (27!) making the topic very intuitive to non-specialists.
Chapters 6 & 7 describe forecasting methodology and workload characterization. The first describes the steps across a solid performance forecasting methodology, from the initial question to the actual forecast. The second deals with workload characterization: how to get system and Oracle data, how to choose the source and peak. It describes the workload modelling and the risks of data collection.
Chapters 8 and 9 are about models: ratio and linear regression models. They describe their respective foundations, limitations and advantages. Each chapter also contain several examples and case studies to illustrate the subject.
The last chapter deals with scalability models and their relationship with forecasting models.

Overall, I found this book very useful. You will find additional resources at the author's website (there is also a discussion forum on forecasting). The errata page is always up-to-date and some examples have even been extended. Great work!