On 9/28/06, Christo Kutrovsky <kutrovsky.oracle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Often "always good" is prefered over "mostly awesome, but sometimes really bad".
I think that is exactly correct. Reliable, acceptable, predictable performance is probably the key tuning goal for database (and other) based business systems. Optimisation is a technique in that regard rather than a goal in it's own right.
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