With the release of Exadata X5 Oracle introduced elastic configurations and changed the process on how the initial configuration is performed. Back before you had to run applyconfig.sh which would go across the nodes and change all the settings according to your config. This script has now evolved and it’s called applyElasticConfig.sh which is part of OEDA (onecommand). During one of the recent deployments I ran into the below problem:
[root@node8 linux-x64]# ./applyElasticConfig. (more...)
During a recent X5 installation I had to configure Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) on the client network of the compute nodes. Although the ports were running at 10Gbits and default configuration of Active/Passive works perfectly fine the customer wanted even distribution of traffic and workload across their core switches.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), also known as 802.3ad is a methods of combining multiple physical network connections into one logical connection to increase (more...)
This post is the result of some testing I performed on Exadata data file creation. You may know that Exadata offloading incorporates SQL optimisations as well as some infrastructure work. For quite some time Exadata allowed the DBA to create data files a lot quicker than on traditional systems. This has been documented before, for example by @mpnsh here
The final comment on his blog entry was a remark that data file creation is quite (more...)
Hi All, Last week, I registered my presence at Collaborate’15 in Las Vegas as a speaker, attendee and at Oracle demo booth duty. It was an awesome experience meeting some polished brains and smart minds. After the first day of registration, I attended the #DBIM12c session by Maria Colgan, #DB12c Multitenant by John McHugh and #Exadata session … Continue reading
Do you know the difference between exp/imp and expdp/impdp when it comes to importing HCC compressed data in Exadata?
If not, then follow me through two examples. This is on 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168.1 but applies to all database releases you can have on Exadata. The task at hand is to export a table (which happens to be non-partitioned and HCC compressed for query high) and import it into a different user’s (more...)
Here are the slides of a presentation I did at the IOUG Virtual Exadata conference in February. I’m explaining the basics of some new Oracle 12c things related to Exadata, plus current latest cellsrv improvements like Columnar Flash Cache and IO skipping for Min/Max retrieval using Storage Indexes:
Note that Christian Antognini and Roger MacNicol have written separate articles about some new features:
Before discussing the Exadata-specific feature, let’s review what the database engine can do independently of whether Exadata is used. To execute queries containing the
max functions efficiently, two specific operations are available with B-tree indexes defined on the column referenced in the
max function. The first,
INDEX FULL SCAN (MIN/MAX), is used when a query doesn’t specify a range condition. In spite of its name, however, it performs no full (more...)
Please join me in welcoming the Exadata product documentation to the internet. It’s been a long time coming, but glad it’s finally made an appearance!
Oracle recently announced its latest iteration of Exadata – X5-2. It includes a refresh of the hardware to the most recent Xeon® E5-2699 v3 CPUs. These new CPUs boost the total cores count in a full rack to 288. This is higher than the current 8 socket “big machine” version X4-8, which has only 240 cores.
But the most exciting part is the all flash version of Exadata. In the previous generation – X4 – (more...)
In part 1 of the series I tried to explain (probably a bit too verbose when it came to session statistics) what the effect is of delayed block cleanout and buffered I/O. In the final example the “dirty” blocks on disk have been cleaned out in the buffer cache, greatly reducing the amount of work to be done when reading them.
Catching up with now, and direct path reads. You probably noticed that the migration (more...)
I've finally gotten around to post my RMOUG Slide Deck on Slideshare. Hopefully this is helpful to folks looking at new features in Exadata.
Heute wurde auf "informatik-aktuell.de" ein aktueller Artikel von mir veröffentlicht. Es geht darin um die Analyse eines Falles bei einem meiner Kunden, der auf Exadata nicht die erwartete Performance erreicht hat.
In dem Artikel werden unterschiedliche Abfrage-Profile analysiert und erklärt, wie diese unterschiedlichen Profile die speziellen Features von Exadata und In-Memory beeinflussen.Teil 1 des ArtikelsTeil 2 des Artikels
Now that the dust has settled on the announcement of Oracle’s new Exadata X5 Database Machine, I’ve been doing some research in order to update my History of Exadata post (it’ll be ready soon). While reviewing the datasheets and other collateral for the X5 I was struck by the meteoric increase in one particular statistic: the number of processor cores on each database server. Oracle is riding that Moore’s Law train all the way to the bank.
“You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
In previous posts compression options have been discussed, and now it’s time to see how Oracle performs basic compression. It isn’t really compression, it’e de-duplication, but it does result in space savings for data that won’t be modified after it’s ‘compressed’. Let’s look at how Oracle saves space with your data.
Oracle de-duplicates the (more...)
It's webinar time again.
Join me on Wednesday, January 28th at AllThingsOracle.com
for a session based on a real world customer experience.
The session starts at 3pm UK (16:00 Central European) time. The webinar is totally free and the recording will made available afterwards.
Here's the link to the official landing page
where you can register and below is the official abstract:
After a short introduction into what the Oracle Exadata Database Machine (more...)
Many people have asked me this question that how they can learn Exadata ? It starts sounding even more difficult as a lot of people don’t have access to Exadata environments. So thought about writing a small post on the same.
It actually is not as difficult as it sounds. There are a lot of really good resources available from where you can learn about Exadata architecture and the things that work differently from any non-Exadata (more...)
Every DBA working with the Oracle database must have seen memory dumps in tracefiles. It is present in ORA-600 (internal error) ORA-7445 (operating system error), system state dumps, process state dumps and a lot of other dumps.
This is how it looks likes:
Dump of memory from 0x00007F06BF9A9E00 to 0x00007F06BF9ADE00
7F06BF9A9E00 0000C215 0000001F 00000CC1 0401FFFF [................]
7F06BF9A9E10 000032F3 00010003 00000002 442B0000 [.2............+D]
7F06BF9A9E20 2F415441 31323156 4F2F3230 4E494C4E [ATA/V12102/ONLIN]
7F06BF9A9E30 474F4C45 6F72672F 315F7075 (more...)
I’ve spent a few days playing with patching 22.214.171.124 with the so called “Database Patch for Engineered Systems and Database In-Memory”. Lets skip over why these not necessarily related feature sets should be bundled together into effectively a Bundle Patch.
First I was testing going from 126.96.36.199.1 to BP2 or 188.8.131.52.2. Then as soon as I’d done that of course BP3 was released.
This is the 4th post in a series of posts on PGA behaviour of Oracle. Earlier posts are: here (PGA limiting for Oracle 12), here (PGA limiting for Oracle 11.2) and the quiz on using PGA with AMM, into which this blogpost dives deeper.
As laid out in the quiz blogpost, I have a database with the following specifics:
-Oracle Linux x86_64 6u6.
-Oracle database 184.108.40.206 PSU 4