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According to the IT Central Station community, the key factors that make up a good Database Development and Management solution include speed and performance, ease of development, availability, and reliability, but security is the most influential decision-maker of all. More complex features that are also highly rated include query optimization and data handling, while monitoring and cost for value weighed in as well.
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We are a standard edition shop for Oracle. We don't have access to a lot of the enterprise edition performance analysis feature. We don't get AWR reports. We don't get a lot of visibility into the database performance. DPA, for us, breaches... more»
It has been a cultural change for us. The interface is really easy to use, so we can create an internal web link that sends users, developers, management to the DPA tool. Even though those people aren't DPAs, they can get in and they can... more»
It's a graphical tool, so it lets you see wait time for a database instance. That's really nice when you're dealing with similar instances. One of things that I'd like to see is when you're dealing with a clustered instance or a rack... more»
The most valuable feature is the performance monitoring. This is one single-point dashboard, which presents the health of the database, at a particular point in real time. It helps you see which queries are running, and the top file sessions... more»
The main benefit is the quickness; the speed at which you identify, diagnose and resolve problems. The old-fashioned way depends on the DBA’s manual skills. It would take him forever, if we were to go the legacy route. This is nice, like a... more»
As it is, this product has so many features. We have yet to explore its full potential. There is one feature that tells you how long the query has been running. It would be nice if they could introduce a GUI feature in the performance... more»
While you can have a successful career with Coherence just being a get/set man, its true power is realized when you leverage the full scale of the cluster as a whole and exploit its distributed processing capabilities. For the use cases I’ve... more»
Tooling around complex cluster config files so issues can be identified before the cluster is stood up - and subsequently collapses. Cluster management tools that are independent of WebLogic. Dynamic cluster config rollout and rollback.... more»
The 13cR2 updates to the OEM family, strongly integrate Cloud support for both monitoring, and lifecycle management. This allows individual components, or entire systems to be resident either in-house on conventional hardware/VM's, or ported... more»
With over 2,700 different target components deployed and in-use, it would be impossible for 4 DBA's to otherwise monitor and assess the condition of this number of separate application and database systems by individually logging into... more»
Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions. Having more pre-built standard industry-generic reports using Business Intelligence Publisher provides out-of-the box basic analysis would... more»
Oracle Coherence enables our customers to pay their bills and view their usage and all other kinds of information. We use Oracle’s Customer Care & Billing. With this, you do not need the back-end system anymore. After the first login, the... more»
Oracle Coherence improved site performance and the customer experience. Customers don’t want to see that the site is too slow or that there are breaks in transactions. They want faster access, especially for mobile devices. For people with... more»
It is alright now. It is a heavyweight. It would be good if it could be made more lightweight, and could be more easily installed in a local environment, and made easier to use later on, in the open source.
The most valuable is when a client calls us to tell us the performance is really bad, I can quickly go on to OEM and see which SQL is causing the problem. I can drill down. I can quickly apply a profile to that SQL. The only drawback that I... more»
One of the things I'd like to see is for profiles to be dynamic. That would be really great, where you don't have to tell the user, "Stop whatever you're doing and restart your job." To me, that would be highest on my list of improvements.... more»
The alerting process, ease of setup and configuration are certainly valuable to us, as they keep us informed of the environment when things are running well – but the real strength of SpotLight w/PA is the ability to go back in time to find... more»
The IT and Engineer divisions rely upon the product to analyze existing issues, and QA code changes. This application suite provides us with three different focus points: Customer Support uses it to maintain awareness of current... more»
Jenkon is a Microsoft Partner, and we use Hyper-V as our virtualization base. This version of Spotlight provides additional information about “Virtualization Overhead”, but only for VMware. The good news is that both of these enhancements... more»
We use Coherence to keep aware of critical data. We have millions of customers whose data is in Coherence. Previously, when we stored customer data in the database, it took about seven minutes just to locate one customer profile. About 90% of... more»
It has really transformed the speed that we can respond to customers. Now I don't need to worry about increasing my customer base. I used to wonder how I was really going to provide service to over five million customers. Generally, as the... more»
For a particular client, they had a large database estate with over 750 databases and it wasn't actually possible to measure their compliance position against their own security standard at any given time. They had a view of a few systems,... more»
I think with the documentation there could be improvements. Although the core database compliance functionality is well documented some of the other areas of compliance aren't for example the Real Time monitoring rules. Also, further... more»
For us, the most valuable feature is really the ability to monitor. We're using Enterprise Manager to monitor our database infrastructure. Whenever we create a database, we'll apply those templates, and it will monitor. Database will send... more»
As with any organization, before we embark on anything, we have to look at the ROI as well as the ability of a particular tool. Enterprise Manager gives us a tool that's fast and reliable for monitoring and managing our whole IT... more»
The latest release, 13c, which I think came out in December, has additional enhancements in the areas of security, management, creation of users, and different level of functionality. It's much better than before, which was very limited and... more»
Caching: It allows applications to cache objects and application-specific data in an in-memory data grid, which provides substantial gain in performance. In my experience, while working on customers’ solutions where performance is a key... more»
I have worked on different projects that sometimes demand high performance (millions of transaction per day) without compromising availability or sequencing of the flows. Therefore, Oracle Coherence offered the possibility to cache and also... more»
In my experience, I did find it challenging to use this product when namespace prefixes on the resulting XML object was a requirement. I learned that the default output from Coherence cache used to strip all of the namespace prefixes and... more»
I think the neatest, most valuable feature of Enterprise Manager (OEM) is that single pane of glass for the whole stack, that it gives me as an admin the ability to look all the way up from my storage all the way up to the application tier.
There's a lot of benefits to Enterprise Manager. From the monitoring capabilities is that single pane of glass. It's being able to look at an application and then look at the database component. Look at the storage component on it from a... more»
What I would love to see in Enterprise Manager is more support for the hardware, more support for Bare Metal. Right now I can do Bare Metal deployments with Linux and OVM and that's an awesome capability, but I would love to see more... more»
Oracle Coherence has very strong capabilities related to data affinity and in-place data processing. Generally, an in-memory data grid is key/value storage with all its limitations, exploiting data affinity, and in-place data processing is a... more»
There were two key challenges which were addressed with a Coherence-based solution. One challenge is input data caching for the risk computation grid – pro-active caching based on Coherence has improved risk calculation time (by reducing data... more»
Oracle Coherence is mature and feature-rich product. However, there are a few old pain points. One pain point is cluster configuration. On complex projects, it is a challenge to consistently maintain custom Coherence XML and the rest of... more»
The capability to baseline the environment and define thresholds for alerting is definitely the most valuable feature in my opinion. As an operational DBA, I don't write code but need to make sure the SQL servers are healthy, performing... more»
SQL monitoring time has been dramatically reduced AND our IT Infrastructure team has improved SQL maintenance and monitoring knowledge over time just by using SQL DM. The dashboard provides valuable health information at a glance and from... more»
With basic SQL training in my history, I've found at times I needed to Google SQL counters, for example, to understand what was occurring or how to configure SQL DM to be useful. While support has helped out, it's not their job to teach SQL!... more»
* Coherence Extend with its concept of a proxy instance, thus allowing flexibility even with the Enterprise Edition * Read- and write-through capability * A good community maintaining the Coherence Incubator project: Though this isn’t... more»
I am unable to name specific projects and companies for confidentiality reasons. I have, however, listed the high-level aspects of how Coherence benefited us. For company X, a major telecom provider in the continental United States, we had... more»
In short, features across editions but this is a moot point if it directly relates to room for improvement and is a subjective topic. Better support for active-active data center capability in Enterprise Edition. We could achieve this through... more»
Provides monitoring and alerting to know when there are issues, and the ability to address issues automatically with corrective actions. This has saved admin time, as it's saved our admins from having to get up in the middle of the night to... more»
I would like to see Oracle address the multi-data center monitoring and management in a more seamless way where management services are easily spread across the data centers like they can be today, but address the single database repository... more»
The feature that we find most useful is the consistent ability to create 'strategies’ across the products. These strategies allow consistent foundations for the business processes and provide the ability to repetitively use them by different... more»
The best example is the day-to-day performance monitoring with the CA Detector product. By using CA Detector, we can see what is consuming the IBM DB2 resources. We can then analyze its specifics and address distinct actions, through the... more»
The initial setup parameters are quite exhaustive and some parameters cross with the products. Hence, getting the parameters set to meet our needs and then sync them across the products took significant time and effort.
It has helped developers and novice DBAs drill down and find the cause for problems. There are two pieces. One, it allows people to pinpoint issues easily, and then drill down and get more details of the issue. Previously, this used to be a... more»
I probably would like to see better SQL tuning advisors that are built into the product. When you know the issue, rather than just pinpoint it, if it could also give you a solution that might work, I think that would help the product. There... more»
This is a very good Oracle tool which enables us to incorporate all the databases throughout our environment, set up several rules and even monitor from there. We can perform a lot of operations. If you have small databases you can plug into the OEM, and you can perform any sort of operation with one click of a button. That makes it more convenient and makes... more»
It could improve in some areas like the screen. It's not so clear for the novice, when a new person looks at the screen he/she may not really understand where to start first. They could make that process a little easier, so that even a novice who starts using it can at least have the basic idea what to do.
Some of the most valuable features are its real-time performance view/dashboard, metric history, real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as quick access to Oracle's tuning and diagnostic options. These are valuable because it makes it much... more»
In my team, we have display screens dedicated to displaying the real-time wait-events of our most critical databases. Every team member can look up and tell the average health of the critical Oracle databases at a glance. If something unusual... more»
I feel more dashboards can be added, especially those useful to higher levels of IT management. I feel it would be great to have improved support for other database types like MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server. I also think additional software... more»
With over 17 years of professional IT experience, Chris is a certified expert in managing and implementing technology solutions resulting in optimized and scalable operational environments.
In one role, he provided direction of daily operations while managing special projects to include: data... more>>
Oracle Database Administrator and IT Generalist. Over ten years of Oracle Database and Linux administration.
Emphasis on troubleshooting, design and architecture of IT systems and task management.
Closely involved with the technology community through blogging, podcasts, forums, events and... more>>
Over 13 years experience as an Oracle DBA, Oracle Application Server Administrator, Oracle Golden Gate Specialist, Red Hat Certified Engineer and Network Administrator.
Specialties: Architecture definitions, installations, disaster recovery, clustering, performance tuning, replications.
I started my career in IT in IBM, first joining as an 'Industrial Trainee' for one year as part of my degree. As a result of this, IBM hired me as a full-time employee following my graduation.
After IBM, I moved to work for C2B2 consulting as a managed services consultant working with Oracle,... more>>
Johan Louwers has been working as an developer, administrator, manager, project manager, senior consultant and senior architect within several IT companies and IT departments. Specialised around Oracle technology and infrastructure technology and strategy he has been advising and actively been... more>>
Visionary and forward-thinking IT professional successful in strategically engineering and leveraging software assets to build future corporate and market value based on calculated opportunities. Combine strong technical and business skill sets with the ability to lead technical development teams... more>>
I am currently engaged in conducting computer system assessments for mid-size to large enterprises. I review the computer systems to determine if they are meeting business objectives, are structurally sound, and not at risk of obsolescence, and I review the IT staff charged with supporting the... more>>
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