The secrets of Oracle scalability

Once of the reasons that Oracle became a leader in database technology was their flexible tools, utilities that allow a database to grow seamlessly from a small departmental system to a giant multinational behemoth.  Being the world’s most flexible and robust database, Oracle offer a wide array of tools and techniques for scaling, and it’s the challenge of the IT manager to apply these tools at the proper time to ensure seamless growth while minimizing the investment in hardware resources.

Even though hardware process fall by a order of magnitude every decade, the investment in computing resources remains large, a critical expense that requires careful management.  Hardware depreciates regardless of use, and a too-much, too-soon approach can be wasteful.  On the other hand, waiting until the system experiences stress-related response time delays is also bad, especially since today’s end-user community has very little tolerance for sluggish response time.

The answer is the scale-up, scale-out approach.

This scalability secret allows Oracle database to grow seamlessly from tiny to behemoth. Read below for the trick:

Visualize your hidden Oracle trends

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

Using the principles of decision support systems technology, BC has developed an important new Oracle tuning tool, Ion for Oracle.  Ion quickly isolate the reports on the important optimization issues, separating the wheat from the chaff like no other performance tuning software.

After several years of hard work, Ion for Oracle is finally available for general release.  Ion is unlike any other Oracle tool on the market, a tool that encapsulates expert techniques to allow a DBA to quickly visualize important trends and signatures.

Predictive analytics if the key to repairing Oracle problems before they cripple your database, and I created Ion for Oracle to allow any DBA to quickly identify changing workloads and unobtrusive patterns of data access.  To try Ion for free, see here:


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