As an Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrator, when managing highly visible and mission critical business process application of your enterprise, one of the most important ongoing activities that you will engage in is performance tuning the infrastructure. Considerations like scalability, performance, and reliability of the underlying infrastructure are paramount. Pre-configured default settings are not optimal or may require tuning for performance and production environments, and this is where optimization is required to extract the best performance out of your environment.
In this chapter, you will learn details of specific areas that you need to focus on to improve your infrastructure performance. The key to optimization is to understand why you require optimizing in the first place, and knowing the ramifications of the changes you are making.