Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g is about the one database structure at the heart of almost all performance concerns: the index. Database system performance is one of the top concerns in information technology today. Administrators struggle to keep up with the explosion of access and activity driven by the proliferation of computing into everything from phones to tablets to PCs in our increasingly connected world.
Indexes are important. Not only that, they are vastly important. No single structure aids in retrieving data from a
database more than an index. Indexes represent both how data is stored and the access paths by which data can
be retrieved from your database. Without indexes, a database is an unordered mess minus the roadmap to find
the information you seek.
Throughout my experience with customers, one of the most common resolutions that I provide for
performance tuning and application outages is to add indexes to their databases.
Since not all organisations can afford to form a complete, internal IS audit team, a co-operation
with other organisations may make sense. One possible solution to cover all required topics could
be to sign co-operation agreements with other organisations to exchange security experts.
Department IS audit team:
Another alternative for federal agencies is to place the IS audit teams or competency centres in one
department. The IS audit team could be established centrally in the top federal agency level.
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While this new era dramatically increased the importance of the
physical database design problem, it also exposed the severe
limitations of the past techniques. The “expert system” based
approach was no longer viable as building an external accurate
model of index usage was no longer feasible. Therefore, the
approach taken in  to use the optimizer’s cost model and
statistics was the natural choice. However, even there we faced
several key gaps in what  offered.
The hardness result for selecting an optimal index configuration
was shown by Shapiro . Therefore, the challenge was similar
to that in the area of query optimization – identifying the right set
of heuristics to guide the selection of physical design. One set of
papers advocated an approach based on rule-based expert
systems. The rules took into account query structures as well as
statistical profiles and were “stand-alone” applications that
recommended indexes. A tool such as DEC RdbExpert falls in
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