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Oracle Peformance Visualization…

Coskan Gundogar and Karl Arao have written two interesting articles about Oracle performance analysis and visualization, check these out! Coskan’s article: http://coskan.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/working-with-statspack-part-1a-diagnosis/ Karl’s article: http://karlarao.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/workload-characterization-using-dba_hist-tables-and-ksar/ Note that in March I will be releasing PerfSheet v3.0, which will have lots of … Continue reading

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latch: cache buffers chains latch contention – a better way for finding the hot block

Here’s a treat for Oracle performance professionals and geeks who are looking for more systematic ways for cache buffers chains (CBC) latch contention troubleshooting. Cache buffers chains latches are taken when a process wants to walk through a cache buffer … Continue reading

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An interview with me

Iggy Fernandez posted an interview with me (published in NoCOUG journal) on his blog. If you are interested in a little bit of my history and some more general (not-so-technical) thoughts of mine, check it out here: http://iggyfernandez.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/great-expectations-an-interview-with-tanel-poder/

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