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Chapter 8. Managing Concurrency

One of the most difficult challenges that the real-world DBA faces is performance tuning. Performance tuning is the process of using database configuration mechanisms to achieve optimal application throughput. It is a career-long study that requires a keen understanding of the way that a database works, from memory caches to process configuration to the topic of this chapter—concurrency. Concurrency is the property that enables systems with many compe...