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Using Oracle's DBMS_PROFILER to tune PL/SQL 02/12/2018

Troubleshooting and tuning PL/SQL packages, procedures and functions can be a daunting task.  Read on to see how DBMS_PROFILER can make that job easier.

Oracle's Unified Auditing, Part II 01/29/2018

It may not be obvious, but some aspects of Unified Auditing only register audit trails for privileged users.  Read on to see which areas won't generate audit trails for conventional users.

Static Registration and the Oracle 12.2 Listener 01/11/2018

It may not be an easy switch to the listener if you have static registration configured.  Read on to see why.

Oracle's UNDO Tablespace and Autoextend 12/26/2017

Oracle's UNDO tablespace should be simple to manage but using Autoextend may not be the wisest choice.  Read on to see why.

Oracle's Bulk Collect and Limit Can Be A Problem 12/14/2017

Using Bulk Collect with the Limit clause may not process all of the data in the result set.  Read on to see why and how the problem can be avoided.

Monitoring Oracle's Temp Usage 11/20/2017

It may be necessary to monitor the usage and storage of the TEMP tablespace.  Read on to see how to implement a monitoring strategy that makes sense.

Oracle Upgrades to 11/13/2017

Upgrades to the newest Oracle release can create problems depending upon the database configuration.  Read on to see what types of issues can arise and how to address them.

Oracle's Automatic Big Table Caching 10/30/2017

If in-memory isn't available to you there may be another option: automatic big table caching.  Read on to see how to configure this feature and what it can do for you.

Oracle's TEMP Tablespace 10/12/2017

Big tables can be cached automatically by Oracle as long as certain criteria are met.  Read on to see how to configure this feature and what might be standing in your way.

Tracking Rollback Progress in Oracle 09/25/2017

Large transactions can take considerable time to rollback once they are stopped.  Read on to see how to monitor rollback progress from another session.

Oracle's Newest PL/SQL Feature 'ACCESSIBLE BY' 09/14/2017

Running procedures and functions outside of the package context can cause issues, especially with dependencies.  Read on to see how ACCESSIBLE BY can prevent 'unauthorized' access to procedures and functions.

Oracle's 'Parallel Query Allocate Buffer' Latch 08/21/2017

Parallel query buffers can be numerous and, as a result, may wait for an allocation latch.  Read on to see why larger parallel degree settings are more likely to encounter this latch.

Oracle's Autotrace Can Lie to You 08/14/2017

Execution plans can be very helpful when diagnosing problems but be careful how you generate them as autotrace can lie to you.  Read on to see how to generate reliable execution plans.

Oracle Transaction En-queue Waits and Locked Objects 07/31/2017

Sometimes it's possible to track down an object causing an en-queue wait from an ASH report. Read on to see how such an investigation begins and what information may be available.

Oracle Mutexes 07/13/2017

Mutexes differ from latches in a number of ways. Read on to see how they differ from latches, what modes they can be acquired in, and their relative efficiency compared to latches.

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