Christian Bilien’s Oracle performance and tuning blog

Excerpts from my library



Instead of posting a long and tedious list of performance books, I choose to extract a personal and highly subjective list of the books that really brought me a lot of knowledge. I read other performance books I am not so fond of which are not mentioned here.

Capacity Planning for Web Performance: Metrics, Models, and Methods, by Daniel Menascé, Virgilio A.F. Almeida



Scaling for E-Business: Technologies, Models, Performance, and Capacity Planning by Daniel Menascé, Virgilio A.F. Almeida

Performance by Design: Computer Capacity Planning by Example by Daniel Menascé, Virgilio A.F. Almeida and Lawrence W.Dowdy


Pro Oracle Database 10g Rac on Linux: Installation, Administration And Performance Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw

Oracle Wait Interface: A Practical Guide to Performance Diagnostics & Tuning by Richmond Shee, Kirtikumar Deshpande, and K. Gopalakrishnan

Cost-based Oracle Fundamentals by Jonathan Lewis



Expert Oracle Database Architecture: 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions by Thomas Kyte

Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak table by Mogens Norgaard, Dave Ensor, and Anjo Kolk


Optimizing Oracle Performance by Cary Millsap and Jeff Holt


Solaris Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture by Richard McDougall and Jim Mauro


Solaris Performance And Tools: DTrace And Mdb Techniques for Solaris 10 And OpenSolaris by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro, and Brendan Gregg

Hp-Ux 11I: Tuning and Performance by Robert F. Sauers, Chris P. Ruemmler, and Pander S. Weygant

Hp-Ux 11I Internals by Chris Cooper and Chris Moore