Hi Everyone:

I have been tasked with identifying ways we can tune our Oracle database for better performance.

I would like to state that I am NOT a DBA. However, we do not currently have a DBA.

I purchased one book from Oracle Press, 'Oracle 101 Performance Tuning'. I am reading this, and it helps some.

I would be appreciative if someone could point me in the direction of (1) Additional books or internet sites (resource material) and (2) Maybe a list of the top 5, 10, 20, etc. things to look for when tuning an Oracle database.

I'm willing to do the work; I just need a sense of direction.

Thank you in advance.