The trouble with DBMS_XPLAN…

Doug Gault DATABASE, PERFORMANCE 2 Comments

As some of you may know, I used to be the Product Development Director for Hotsos. Part of my job entailed work the Laredo product, which helps identify potentials performance problem areas when making changes to your database structure, indexes, statistics, init parameters, etc. Recently I was called back in on a particularly sticky problem that one of their customers …

ApExPOSED 2008 – T-1 day and counting or “Don’t mock the afflicted…They suffer so!”

Doug Gault PERFORMANCE, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I’m sitting in the lobby of the Chicago O’Hare Wyndham hotel, waiting for the receptionist to signal that my room has been cleaned and is ready for occupancy. In the mean time I thought I would have a little rant about bus drivers. I have noticed that, an inordinate amount of the time, shuttle bus drivers share a particularly obscure …

My Performance Tuning Presentation up for vote on Oracle Mix.(SHAMELESS PLUG)

Doug Gault APEX, PERFORMANCE Leave a Comment

As has been mentioned by Carl, Dimitri and many others, there is a vote going on at Oracle Mix to help decide what presentations and sessions YOU would like to see at Oracle Open World. I’ve posted a presentation I’ve written on Performance Tuning ApEx Applications, so if you would like to see that at Open World then, please vote …