Tech Brief

Workload Capture and Replay

As an Oracle DBA, you have to make changes to production systems – to address performance problems, implement a new feature, or respond to the end of support for a database version. But properly testing the change before it goes into production is critical to prevent disruptions in service for users. Unfortunately, testing is often inadequate or skipped altogether because native tools are difficult, expensive, and available only for Oracle Enterprise Edition.

Quest® Benchmark Factory® for Databases delivers an easy and cost-effective alternative for application workload testing – even if you’re running Oracle Standard Edition. This technical brief explains how you can use this popular tool to capture and replay your workload, and even modify the captured workload for effective scalability testing.