7 Secret Tips to Improve Oracle Database Performance

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Receiving a flurry of calls from users complaining that their online performance is running slow is undeniably the nightmare of every Oracle database admin.

If you wish to identify bottlenecks pertaining to Oracle performance problems and ensure that your infrastructure is equipped to handle increased loads, the best choice is performance tuning, particularly if the systems are being slow or unresponsive.

Here, we will explore some tricks and tactics to ensure the Oracle database performance. You will learn how to get the most of your Oracle database efforts and keep your environment fully operational.

You can even seek assistance from professional Oracle consulting services. They offer Oracle performance tuning that will help get the most out of Oracle databases and keep your environment fully operational.

How to Improve Oracle Database Performance?

1. Understand the importance of baselines for Oracle performance tuning

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2. Work towards tuning inefficient SQLs for better Oracle database performance problems

  • Identify and target the SQL running from the problem only from the user’s perspective. For instance, if a user sends you a complaint along the lines of “When I open my accounts payable inquiry form, it takes 35 seconds to open; this needs to be 2 seconds”, strive to define the problem.
  • Trace and measure specific database sessions. Use standard tracing tools to identify the SQL, statistics, wait time cost, and the execution plan.
  • Target tuning efforts to the specific statements that are consuming the most substantial response time for a particular function.
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Correctly defining and measuring system performance problems before you attempt to address the issue is the best approach.

3. Improve storage performance

The targeted provisioning of flash storage for an Oracle database can provide significant performance improvements without having to refresh your entire database infrastructure. Place specific database objects on flash storage that have the most performance benefit and leave the remainder of the database in conventional storage.

4. Provide a dedicated database infrastructure

5. Utilize an automatic workload repository as an Oracle monitoring tool

6. Ensure an optimum level of CPU utilization

7. Improve Oracle monitoring via SQL tuning

These techniques help in monitoring your Oracle database and improve its performance.

Originally published at https://www.bridge-global.com on October 23, 2020.

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