AWR Summary Reporting #3 – Waits

So far I've shown the skeleton of a query that lists out some key activity data values from all the data captured by AWR in its regular snapshots. So far we've only extracted a few time based data values:
  • Duration - real clock time that occurred between the AWR 2 (more...)

AWR Summary Reporting #2

Following on from my previous post on doing summary reports on the data captured in the AWR. Here is some example output from using that query, and a useful statistic you can derive from the output data it produces.

The previous query just gave us 3 time values:

Summary Reporting on AWR Data 1

The addition of the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) in Oracle 10g was a good thing, as its regular hourly snapshots collect and store a number of database wide activity statistics which allows historical reporting later on. However, the Oracle supplied standard AWR report (awrrpt) only provides detailed information (more...)

Mercurial for tracking script change history

On the one hand source code control can be a nightmare involving complicated tools and formal processes, but on the other hand the ability to track the history of changes to a file can be really useful. With complicated SQL queries and stored procedures, seeing what changed between each major (more...)

My Top Technical Tools

I find that during my technical work on Oracle and Performance Tuning there are a few key pieces of software that I keep coming back to again and again. They are not directly related to databases, and are really more like technical tools that help me do my work better. (more...)