Re: Reviews of Dan Tow's "SQL Tuning"?

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 05:44:46 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 14, 3:14 am, mathewbutler <> wrote:
> I liked Dan Tows book. Although I only made it three quarters through
> due to pressure of work and a change of role. It presents a useful
> means of conceptualising what the optimizer does without requiring as
> much analytical maths as Jonathans book.  As it deals with concepts,
> it is not Oracle specific, but Oracle does get a few mentions.   I
> read this after Cost Based Oracle : Fundamentals. I found I enjoyed
> CBOF more, though Dan Tows book gave me a different and useful way of
> thinking about the SQL optimization problem, as well as a graphical
> means of query representation . I'd recommend to someone new to
> Databases optimisers and even someone with experience looking to read
> around the subject.
> I plan to go back and finish it off, but it's in the queue behind
> Opitimizng Oracle Performance, forecasting Oracle Performance and a re-
> read of Cost Based Oracle - that is unless CBOF part two doesn't make
> it to the bookshelves in the meantime :0)

I am under the impression that if Jonathan has not totally canned the idea of CBOF #2 it is way way on the back burner. Received on Wed Jan 14 2009 - 07:44:46 CST

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