Re: books on query tuning

It's interesting that most books are bits and pieces and tips and tricks
about SQL tuning. There seems to be no book about a systematic approach to
writing and tuning SQL code. The closest book is

          Dan Tow's  SQL Tuning

I like the approach and have used the ideas as a basis for the Visual SQL
Tuning diagrams in DB Optimizer:
http://sites.google.com/site/embtdbo/sql-tuning-1 though the approach is for
 finding good execution plans, not writing good SQL, and does leave out a
lot of the important tips, tricks, bits and pieces you'll find in other
books. Plus there is a lot of room to extend these ideas farther to more
problematic SQL

BTW, I highly recommend, for super solid, up to date information on Oracle
performance

         Christian Antognini Troubleshooting Oracle Performance


Best Wishes
Kyle Hailey

PS On the subject of SQL Tuning, it's also worth checking out Stephane
Faroult's The Art of SQL


Listers,
>
>   I've been working as a physical DBA for a long time and have developed my
> instance tuning skills rather well. However, I want to direct my career to a
> more comprehensive type of DBA and was wondering if there were any books on
> query tuning, both oracle specific and general 'good practices' you could
> recommend.
>
> Thank you very much.
> Alan.-
>
>
>

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