• 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…

  • D L Y D – Don’t Lose Your Data

    What if you woke up one morning and found that you had a doppelganger who was enthusiastically running around pretending to be you, spending your hard-earned money and doing who knows what with your identity. It sounds like a nightmare, right? But this…

  • 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.

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  • 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…
  • 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…

  • Toad Turnpike: Real Stories from the Road

    Off-roading, Maps, and Nine Gray Hairs

    We all tend to spend most of our time on the “turnpike” of a product’s feature set: you know, the “power” set of its features that get us to many of our endpoint destinations within the product as productively as…

  • To Patch (quickly) or not to Patch (quickly)? That is the question.

    With the advent of Oracle Release 12.2.x, Oracle has delivered to its customers the ability to do online patching for their environments. According to Oracle, this new feature will help customers “greatly  reduce the downtime that was needed in previous…