on SQL statements, because you are unauthorized to touch the application code. Obviously, for similar reasons, you can't rewrite the SQL. But don't lose heart; there are many tips and tricks in thisreference that will assist you when tuning packaged software.This book portrays the message, and my firm belief, that there is always a way of improving your performance to make it acceptable to your users.
Many thanks to my editor, Jonathan Gennick. His feedback and suggestions have added significantimprovements and clarity to this book. A hearty thanks to my team of technical reviewers: SanjayMishra, Stephen Andert, and Tim Gorman.Thanks also to my Mark Gurry & Associates consultantsfor their technical feedback. Special thanks to my wife Juliana for tolerating me during yet another book writing exercise.
This book does not cover every type of environment, nor does it cover all performance tuningscenarios that you will encounter as an Oracle DBA or developer.I can't stress enough the importance of regular hands-on testing in preparation for being able toimplement your performance tuning recommendations.
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