Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide is an aid for people responsible for the operation, maintenance, and performance of Oracle Database. This book describes detailed ways to enhance Oracle database performance by writing and tuning SQL properly, using performance tools, and optimizing instance performance. It also explains how to create an initial database for good performance and includes performance-related reference information. This book could be useful for database administrators, application designers, and programmers. For information about using Oracle Enterprise Manager to tune the performance of Oracle Database, see Oracle Database 2 Day + Performance Tuning Guide.