• Evaluating Foglight vs Oracle Enterprise Manager

    As part of most any database monitoring software evaluation, it includes comparing that software to similar solutions. Logically, it often means doing head-to-head comparisons to database tools that come bundled with that particular DBMS. Regularly, I…

  • Saving Money with Foglight: Part 2 - Enterprise Resource Management

    This is the second in a multi-part series on how to leverage Foglight to save money within your IT budgets.  To review the first part, managing monitoring vendor sprawl, check out the post linked here.

    This post is going to cover another way to save money…

  • We Put It On Our Tab – Complementary Oracle Monitoring with Foglight Pt 3 (of 3) – CRS and Exadata

    This blog series discusses each of the ‘tabs’ that can be found on the Database Home page in Foglight for Oracle. These monitoring options come included at no additional cost and illustrate how broad and complete Foglight is as an Oracle monitoring solution…

  • We Put It On Our Tab – Complementary Oracle Monitoring with Foglight Pt 2 – ASM

    This blog series discusses each of the ‘tabs’ that can be found on the Database Home page in Foglight for Oracle.

    Part 1 of the blog covers Foglight’s monitoring for Oracle’s Data Guard.

    https://www.quest.com/community/quest/performance…

  • Plug-N-Play! Monitor Oracle Pluggable Databases with Foglight

    In 12c, Oracle introduced support for a new architecture - multi-tenant. As such, the Container database (or CDB) was introduced. Think of the CDB as the 'super database'. This multi-tenant container database allows for many 'sub-databases'. These are…

  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (-David Bowie)

    The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change “- Heraclitus.

    Development, new applications, upgrades, patches, maintenance, schema updates…the list goes on and on around ways that changes are introduced into your environment. Sometimes these…

  • Tune Your Queries with SQL Optimizer (Pt 2)

    In Part 1 of this blog post, I review how you can get an evaluation copy and explain the various integration points from Quest’s monitoring solutions – Foglight and Spotlight Enterprise. You can find it here -> https://www.quest.com/community…

  • Tune Your Queries with SQL Optimizer (Pt 1)

    One of the many ways to improve database performance is to tune SQL queries running in your environment. Two primary reasons for tuning are:

    1. Minimize Response Time – End users who are interacting with data want that data as quickly as possible. It may…
  • Toad and Foglight in harmony – The PL/SQL Profiler

    My favourite feature in Toad has always been the PL/SQL Profiler. I love the way it can profile your code executions is integrated with the editor. It is such an easy and visual feature to use.

    So if you have Foglight for Oracle Performance Investiga…

  • Customer Question: Setting Up ASM Monitoring with Foglight for Oracle

    Recently, I spoke with a customer who's using Foglight for Oracle to monitor their RAC instance. They were able to successfully monitor the instance, but then asked "Why don't I see any data in the ASM tab?". I think this is a great question and I thought…