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March 11 @ 12:00 - 16:30

Join ODTUG and Viscosity for a hands-on virtual class that introduces upgrading to Oracle 19c. In this class, students will get hands-on experience with on how to tune your Oracle database 19c.

We have a limited number of user IDs available for the hands-on lab, so be sure to register quickly as a “Hands-On Participant” or for the HOL Waiting List. Registration is unlimited for those interested in only watching/listening.

Oracle database upgrades often lead to performance related issues. This is due to the number of underlying technical changes in software, introduction of new features, and general enhancement of the products. With many 19c upgrades going on, it’s good to know how to use the many technical features in Oracle for dealing with or even eliminating performance issue.

In this lab we will go through some of the basic skills that every DBA should have around performance tuning from enhance explain plans and gathering statistics to using SQL Plan Management. We will also cover the differences between SQL Baselines and SQL profiles. This session should be good if you are an experienced DBA just brushing up on your skills, or new to using Oracle database performance tuning tools.


1. 19c upgrade / Lab setup

A. MOS Reading

B. Profiles vs Baselines

C. Optimizer Decision Tree

2. SQL Explain Plan + Lab

A. Normal

B. Plan statics

C. Monitor

D. Finding your statements

3. Database Statistics + Lab

A. Automated jobs

B. Checking object staleness

4. SQL Plan Management (SPM) / Baselines + Lab

A. Create a baseline

B. Evolving Baseline

C. Viewing Baseline Plan / Usage

5. SQL Profile + Lab

A. Generated by SQL tuning advisor

B. Transport to another DB

6. SQL Patch + Lab

A. Grabbing a SQL ID

B. Adding a patch (hint)


March 11
12:00 - 16:30
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