Preserve Database Performance Management when Moving to Oracle SE
Budget conscious CIO's are finding cost savings over 70% by moving applications from Oracle Enterprise Edition (EE) to Oracle Standard Edition (SE).
But what about the DBAs who must manage the transition and continue to deliver highly reliable service without the EE extras? The key performance and availability tools used as part of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) are not available in SE.
OEM Management Functions Not Available in Oracle Standard Edition
|Oracle EE Product Option||Functionality removed from SE|
|Oracle Tuning Pack||SQL tuning, used from OEM/Grid Control|
|Oracle Diagnostics Pack||Performance diagnostics and monitoring, used from OEM/Grid Control|
|Oracle Change Management Pack||Change implementation and monitoring|
|Oracle Resource Manager||Resource balancing|
High Quality Database Performance Management with Standard Edition
Oracle SE is a perfect match for Ignite's Oracle database performance monitoring capabilities. Confio Ignite offers a high quality alternative to the EE management packs at a far lower cost, and is completely compatible with SE with no loss of functionality. Ignite replaces the full set of database performance management and availability tools from EE with an even greater depth of response time and historical trend analysis. Without the complexity of OEM, DBAs can take a step up in service and reliability with their SE installation.
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Expanded Oracle Performance Monitoring
Ignite 8 is the biggest expansion ever for Ignite, creating a complete Oracle database performance solution. Now Ignite goes beyond response time to correlate real time session activity and server health. And now Ignite identifies the most important problems and leads the DBA or developer right to the solution.
Current and Historical Dashboards
Ignite 8 adds two new dashboards for instant viewing and analysis of each Oracle instance. The Current Dashboard highlights real time problems, updated in seconds. The Trend Dashboard identifies Top Problems found over months, weeks and days. Performance Intelligence ties it all together to correlate the symptoms and give the complete performance picture for each instance.
Top Problems in Ignite 8 informs the DBA of the most serious Oracle performance issues needing attention. Rather than look for clues and guess at which statistic is most important, Top Problems captures the expertise of Confio's best DBAs to uncover urgent issues impacting performance.
The Top Problems analysis is based on Ignite Performance Intelligence. Top Problems finds trends and correlates events found hidden in the Performance Data Warehouse, then places alarms on each dashboard to make it obvious where to focus attention.
Real Time Sessions
Ignite 8 captures and displays real time session information, allowing DBAs to act instantly on critical Oracle performance issues. With session counts on the dashboard, and a detailed view of Locking and Blocking conditions, DBAs have real time information needed to respond to user calls. From the Ignite home screen, DBAs are in control, able to directly trace or kill an offending session.
Server Health Resources
New in Ignite are Server Health Resource statistics to give DBAs a complete view of server operation. From the Ignite dashboard, DBAs can see CPU, memory, disk, sessions and space and can set alarms. A customizable dashboard lets users choose from 11+ different metrics to display. Only Ignite correlates server health stats with response time, query, and problem reports.
Real Time Queries
Ignite 8 adds real time charts to show execution time, most executed, and longest running queries. Real time query charts on the dashboard give an instant view of the SQLs instantly causing application delays with data only seconds old. From there, DBAs can drill deeper into real time detail on any of the 13 response time dimensions in the Performance Data Warehouse.
Agentless Oracle Performance Monitoring
Ignite for Oracle performance monitors Oracle databases without installing any software on the production systems. The Ignite suite is built on a three tier architecture, with software installed only in the middle tier. DBAs, developers and managers access the solution from their browser. The Ignite server application is installed on any Windows, UNIX, or Linux server, with the Ignite repository database installed in an Oracle test or development system. Ignite's agentless probes reach across the network from the Ignite server to monitored databases - Oracle as well as other vendors - and pull performance statistics back to the Ignite repository database.
No Load on Production Systems
Using the agentless architecture, Ignite for Oracle performance places less than 1% load on the monitored servers. For production use in the most sensitive environments, Ignite gives continuous visibility without impacting the target system. When it is time to upgrade Ignite to access new features, all the change takes place on the Ignite server with nothing to change on the client or monitored servers. Ignite is self contained with its own captive web server, so all you need is a non-dedicated Oracle instance to house the Ignite repository database.