Oracle SQL Performance Tuning

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Oracle Curriculum

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This course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of Oracle SQL performance tuning.  It is designed to give delegates practical experience in analyzing and tuning the performance of SQL.  This course is suitable for users of Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Database 12c.

The delegate will practise:

  • Selecting an Appropriate SQL Tuning Approach
  • Tuning Database Applications for Optimal Performance
  • Managing Statistics
  • Creating and Using Indexes
  • Structuring SQL Statements for Performance
  • Examining and Interpreting the Execution Plan of a SQL Statement using EXPLAIN PLAN
  • Examining the Efficiency of SQL Statements using SQL Trace and Autotrace
  • Using the SQL Tuning Advisor
  • Using SQL Plan Management
  • Identifying SQL Statements that Perform Badly
  • Managing SQL Performance through Change
  • Using Hints to Influence Execution Plan
  • Identifying Unused Indexes

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Introduction to Oracle Performance Tuning (5 topics)

  • Tuning Overview
  • Oracle Tuning Process
  • Planning a Routine Monitoring Regime
  • Setting Suitable Goals
  • Tips for Avoiding Problematic Queries

Tools for Evaluating SQL Statements (7 topics)

  • Overview of SQL Statement Tuning
  • Tools to Assist in SQL Tuning
  • Explain Plan
  • Autotrace
  • SQL Trace
  • The tkprof Program
  • Interpreting SQL Trace

Optimizer Statistics (4 topics)

  • Cost Based Optimizer
  • Analyze and Use System Statistics
  • Managing Statistics with DBMS_STATS
  • Automatic Statistics Gathering

Sorts (3 topics)

  • How Oracle Processes Sorts
  • Temporary Disk Space Assignment
  • SQL Operations that Use Sorts

Indexes (6 topics)

  • Index Overview
  • B*Tree Indexes
  • Access Paths with Indexes
  • Index Scans
  • Conditions That Stop Indexes Being Used
  • Parameters Affecting Optimizer Index Choice

Advanced Indexes (6 topics)

  • Bitmap Indexes
  • Key Compressed Indexes
  • Index Organized Tables
  • Function Based Indexes
  • Descending Indexes
  • Invisible Indexes

Joins (8 topics)

  • Joining Tables
  • Nested Loops Join
  • Merge Join
  • Cluster Join
  • Hash Join
  • Anti Join and Semi Join
  • Outer Joins
  • Star Join

SQL Tuning Advisor (2 topics)

  • The DBMS_SQL_TUNE Package
  • Using the SQL Tuning Advisor with SQL Developer

SQL Plan Management (4 topics)

  • Use SQL Plan Management
  • Adaptive SQL Plan Management
  • Adaptive Query Optimization

Sequences and Views (4 topics)

  • Sequence Caching
  • Views
  • View Merging
  • Inline Views

Using Hints (7 topics)

  • Using Hints to Influence Execution Plan
  • Optimization Mode and Goals
  • Access Methods
  • Query Transformations
  • Join Orders
  • Join Operations
  • Hint Examples

Miscellaneous (4 topics)

  • Array Size
  • Bind Variable Usage
  • Adaptive Cursor Sharing
  • Result Caching


A working knowledge of SQL is required. This can be obtained by attendance on the pre-requisite 3 day SQL course.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
O11GSPT 2 Days $895

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