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PostgreSQL vs Oracle

13/06/2024

PostgreSQL vs Oracle: Choose the Right Database for Your Needs

PostgreSQL vs Oracle — an open-source framework that champions adaptability and accessibility versus a proprietary system designed for high throughput and scalability in enterprise environments.  These two database systems, while both engineered to manage vast amounts of data, diverge significantly in their approach, philosophy, and intended user base.

PostgreSQL is a community-driven, flexible model that supports customization and supports innovation, making it ideal for entities that value agile and cost-effective solutions. Oracle, in contrast, targets large-scale operations with its performance-oriented architecture that ensures reliability and robustness under heavy loads.

The Most Important Database Performance Metrics

06/06/2024

The Most Important Database Performance Metrics

If no one sees the database issues, do they really happen?  – Contrary to the popular philosophical dilemma, this question can be answered quite easily – Absolutely yes. Unseen or unmonitored problems in database systems do occur and can indeed cause significant disruptions. It doesn’t matter if they’re not immediately apparent. Without monitoring of the database performance metrics and proactive management, these underlying issues can compound, leading to decreased performance, potential data loss, and even system failures that by their nature demand urgent and often extensive interventions to rectify.

The cost of ignoring database performance metrics is just too great.

Problems with Oracle Database

30/05/2024

The Toughest Challenges and Problems with Oracle Database

As of today, the Oracle database is still the most popular database out there, with a rating score of 1,240.88. Considering all of the factors – its powerful and comprehensive features that cater to large-scale enterprise needs, it comes as no surprise.

However, having managed and used numerous Oracle databases over time, we’ve observed several recurring frustrations — problems with Oracle database that can pose significant challenges for its users. From the complex and often opaque licensing structure to high costs and aggressive sales tactics, taking care of the Oracle ecosystem requires constant awareness and a willingness to adapt, at any second. 

Locks by Application Issues

23/05/2024

The Story of Locks by Application Issues

On the 20th of April, query load times usually ranged from 12 to 15 seconds per snapshot, but there was a notable spike exceeding 2,000 seconds during certain periods. This anomaly suggested a deeper issue, prompting a detailed investigation. By examining the correlation between locks and application issues, executions, disk reads, and buffer writes, a significant overlap was found between increased query durations and intensified locking issues. Accessing the lock history tab provided detailed data on each lock event, including the time, duration, and specific database elements affected.

Why Oracle changes the execution plan for a query

16/05/2024

Why Oracle Changes the Execution Plan for a Query?

Understanding why Oracle changes the execution plan for a query can save you a lot of time and headaches. Statistics, data distribution (even without updated statistics), schema changes, and much more — There are numerous factors behind the changes of the execution plan. Having a grasp on all of them helps maintain efficient and stable query performance.

23/10/2018

DBPLUS solutions at the DOAG 2018 conference

From 19 to 23 November 2018, this year’s edition of the DOAG German Oracle User Group  conference will be held…

06/07/2018

DBPLUS partner webtelligence on SQLSaturday in Paris

On July 7, 2018, the sixth Microsoft Data User Community meeting in France will take place. Participants will meet in…

12/06/2018

webtelligence at SOUG Day in Baden, Switzerland

The meeting of the Swiss community of Oracle users will take place on June 14, 2018. Our partner webtelligence will…

03/04/2018

DBPLUS at the DOAG 2018 Database Conference, Germany

On May 15, 2018, during the #DOAGDB18 organized by the German Oracle User Group, we will talk about DBPLUS tools….

16/02/2018

DBPLUS at the DOAG/Oracle Data Analytics Conference 2018 in Brühl, Germany

Data Analytics 2018, which was previously known as the “Oracle Data Warehouse Conference,” took place this year on March 19…

Logical vs Physical Replication

18/07/2024

The Replication Dichotomy: Logical vs Physical Replication

There’s a peculiar habit among some database professionals occasionally to toss logical and physical replication into the same bin. One might as well say socks and shoes are the same because, after all, they both go on your feet, right? But as anyone who’s tried wearing socks in the snow can attest, similarities on the surface can hide a whole universe of differences between logical vs physical replication.

Blurring together logical and physical replication, or neglecting their differences can lead to inefficient data management strategies. Each method has its merits and ideal scenarios of use. Knowing just when to apply each one—understanding their unique roles in the spectrum of data management—helps avoid unnecessary workload, optimizes performance, and ensures data integrity.

Execution plan changes in SQL server

04/07/2024

Execution Plan Changes in SQL Server: Reasons and Solutions

Executions plan—complex maps charted by the SQL Server optimizer, dictate the most efficient route for data retrieval. However, the plans are not static. They morph and adapt, influenced by a host of factors ranging from data volume changes to system upgrades. Each of the execution plan changes in SQL Server has the potential to sway performance dramatically.

Understanding the reasons behind these shifts, and more importantly, how to effectively manage them translates to maintaining optimal performance in SQL Server environments.

The Domino Effect in the T10 Database on g1rush Server

27/06/2024

The Domino Effect in the T10 Database on g1rush Server

Performance issues rarely occur in isolation. Often, a single problem can trigger a cascade of related issues, each compounding the overall impact on the system. This case study explores such a scenario in the T10 database on the g1rush server. 

Overcoming Execution Plan Changes

20/06/2024

From Analysis to Action: Overcoming Execution Plan Changes

Execution plans choose the way in which SQL queries are executed by the database engine. As such, they are a difference between a smoothly running database and one that stumbles under load. Sometimes, an execution plan changes, for various reasons—often silently and without warning—and the far-reaching fallout can be huge.

The most immediate impact seen as the execution plan changes is a decline in query performance. A query that once ran smoothly in milliseconds might, due to an altered plan, start consuming seconds. This increase in query time can cascade into longer load times for applications, frustrated end-users, and severe financial repercussions in high-stakes environments such as financial trading platforms or real-time data services.

The Most Important Database Performance Metrics

06/06/2024

The Most Important Database Performance Metrics

If no one sees the database issues, do they really happen?  – Contrary to the popular philosophical dilemma, this question can be answered quite easily – Absolutely yes. Unseen or unmonitored problems in database systems do occur and can indeed cause significant disruptions. It doesn’t matter if they’re not immediately apparent. Without monitoring of the database performance metrics and proactive management, these underlying issues can compound, leading to decreased performance, potential data loss, and even system failures that by their nature demand urgent and often extensive interventions to rectify.

The cost of ignoring database performance metrics is just too great.

16/09/2020

Actinium Consulting GmbH and DBPLUS enter into partnership

Actinium Consulting GmbH specializes in business intelligence and ERP. The software developments by DBPLUS for database optimization and real-time data…

31/03/2020

dbi services and DBPLUS enter into a partnership

Delémont, March 31, 2020 – dbi services has secured a partnership with DBPLUS, a software development company which specializes in…

16/10/2019

Partner for Performance representing DBPLUS at the DOAG Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Nuremberg

Partner for Performance representing DBPLUS at the DOAG Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Nuremberg You wish to become more familiar…

16/07/2019

DBPLUS on “IT Tage” in Frankfurt

“Everything under one roof!” is the motto of the IT-Days 2019 from December 9th to 12th in the Cape Europa,…

17/06/2019

DBPLUS expands partner network

Another companies from the CEE region joined the group of DBPLUS partners. As a result, DBPLUS Clients gain access to…

07/01/2020

Performance Monitor (release 2019.4)

On December 31, 2019, we released a new version of Performance Monitor for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The…

16/10/2019

Performance Monitor for Oracle & MS SQL (release 2019.3)

On October 11, 2019, we released a new version of Performance Monitor for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The…

03/09/2019

Performance Monitor for PostgreSQL (release 2019.3)

On August 31, 2019, we released a new version of Performance Monitor for the PostgreSQL database platform. The most important…

09/07/2019

Performance Monitor (release 2019.2)

On June 28, 2019, we released a new version of Performance Monitor for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The…

20/03/2019

Performance Monitor (release 2019.1)

March 16, 2019, we have released a new version of Performance Monitor for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. The most…