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Oracle Tuning Likened to War

November 15, 2004

In this article, Oracle guru Craig Shallahamer likens Oracle Tuning to legendary battles:,289483,sid41_gci1015343,00.html?track=NL-94&ad=494757

"Mature DBAs don't expect their performance arts to be perfect everyday. They prepare to harness their skills and revive that bravery when it's needed. It's the young DBA who commonly tries to be everything to everybody every time...and goes home enjoying his job a little less each day."

Craig advises that experience is a key factor in Oracle tuning:

"Don't be too proud to ask for help. Be brave when you need to be. Savor peace when it's around. Most DBAs have not discovered these secrets. Look around and you'll notice there are not too many performance specialists in their forties and beyond. When you find one, ask them their secrets and their stories. You'll be amazed."


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