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Posted Nov 7, 2011

David Fitzjarrell

By Staff

David Fitzjarrell

David Fitzjarrell has more than 20 years of administration experience with various releases of the Oracle DBMS. He has installed the Oracle software on many platforms, including UNIX, Windows and Linux, and monitored and tuned performance in those environments. He is knowledgeable in the traditional tools for performance tuning – the Oracle Wait Interface, Statspack, event 10046 and 10053 traces, tkprof, explain plan and autotrace – and has used these to great advantage at the U.S. Postal Service, American Airlines/SABRE, ConocoPhilips and SiriusXM Radio, among others, to increase throughput and improve the quality of the production system. He has also set up scripts to regularly monitor available space and set thresholds to notify DBAs of impending space shortages before they affect the production environment. These scripts generate data which can also used to trend database growth over time, aiding in capacity planning.

He has used RMAN, Streams, RAC and Data Guard in Oracle installations to ensure full recoverability and failover capabilities as well as high availability, and has configured a 'cascading' set of DR databases using the primary DR databases as the source, managing the archivelog transfers manually and montoring, through scripts, the health of these secondary DR databases. He has also used ASM, ASMM and ASSM to improve performance and manage storage and shared memory.


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Oracle: Can a NULL sql_id Use CPU?
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Oracle: Is Parallel Really Necessary?
Oracle: Getting The Starting Date Of A Week Using Week Number
Understanding Hugepages in Oracle Database
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"The Chain Gang", a Riveting Tale of Chained and Migrated Rows in Oracle
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Improvements in Automatic SGA Management from 9.2 Through 11.2
Compound Triggers in Oracle 11g
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How Statistics Have Improved from Oracle 10gR2 to 11gR2
Using Application Editions To Make Upgrades Less Painful
Oracle's Ever Increasing Index
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Archiving Oracle Databases
Using Autoextend to Increase Oracle Database File Sizes
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Monitoring Index Usage in Oracle Databases

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