Maximize Your Oracle Exadata Investment
Exadata is a big investment. When this hardware is offline or underperforming it is not delivering value to your organization. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for Oracle (formerly Confio Ignite) provides fine grained visibility on Oracle Exadata performance bottlenecks, giving you the ability to maximize the return on investment.
There are 3 distinct issues that are faced at different times when adopting Oracle Exadata. These include:
- The wealth of information provided by Exadata can be overwhelming to learn and master. Many people fall into the trap of monitoring a plethora of metrics, misleading them into focusing on, and fixing, the wrong problem! It makes your entry into Exadata much easier by providing clear visibility on the metrics that have a direct correlation to performance.
- Regardless of hardware, the old adage is true: bad code and bad architecture, even on Exadata, is still bad. DPA for Oracle, for Oracle Exadata performance tuning, gives you the ability to not only identify performance bottlenecks, but also communicates the actual root cause of the performance issues to others. This accelerates not only the problem identification, but also provides baseline metrics to validate the effectiveness of any changes.
- The benefits of Exadata for OLTP, even with its new smart flash cache, are not fully realized if the smart flash cache is not properly configured. Beyond the obvious flash cache hit ratio, the block read latencies provided by DPA for Oracle, are one of the most effective measures of cache performance.
As Tanel Põder points out in the book, Expert Oracle Exadata, "… in order to avoid wasting effort on fixing the wrong problem, we really need to measure what matters! For database performance, nothing matters more than response time, …"