Database Benchmarking


Library of Congress Number: 2006931339
200 pages
Perfect bind – 9×7
PD 107
Shelving: Database/Oracle   IT in-Focus:
Series # 3
Database Benchmarking
Practical methods for Oracle & SQL Server

Bert Scalzo, Kevin Kline,
Claudia Fernandez
Donald K. Burleson,
Mike AultRetail Price $39.95 /  £27.95

Every information system must know their limits.  As systems grow, resources are stressed and one of the major causes of unplanned database outages is a failure to anticipate the effects of growth.

Benchmarking is a critical job function and every database professional must understand the principles of capacity planning and database bottleneck analysis.  By using a benchmark method you can spot areas of pending problems before they cripple your database.

This landmark book explores all aspects of database benchmarking and shows you a real-world approach that ensures that you are prepared for whatever the future brings to your mission-critical database.

* Know the limits of your database before you hit them

* Avoid unplanned outages with capacity planning

* Learn the exact limits of your transaction rates

* Predict when you will need new hardware


About the Authors:


Bert Scalzo Bert Scalzo is a Database Expert for Quest Software and a member of the TOAD dev team. He has worked with Oracle databases for well over two decades. Mr. Scalzo’s work history includes time at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. He holds several Oracle Masters certifications and an extensive academic background – including a BS and MS in Computer Science, an MBA, plus insurance industry designations. Mr. Scalzo is also an Oracle ACE.

Mr. Scalzo is accomplished speaker and has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups – including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG and many others. His key areas of DBA interest are Data Modeling, Database Benchmarking, Database Tuning & Optimization, “Star Schema” Data Warehouses, Linux and VMware.

Mr. Scalzo has written numerous articles, papers and blogs – including for the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, PC Week (eWeek), Dell Power Solutions Magazine, The LINUX Journal,, Oracle FAQ, Ask Toad and Toad World.

Mr. Scalzo has also written six books: Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas, TOAD Handbook, TOAD Pocket Reference (2nd Ed),Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server, Advanced Oracle Utilities: The Definitive Reference and Oracle on VMware: Expert Tips for Database Virtualization.





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