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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.

08/02/2021

Manage your database performance and data accessibility today…alive tomorrow.

Webinar date: Wednesday 10th March, 11:00am CET Your business growth demands efficient IT services with upgrades and enhancements delivered on…

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…

07/01/2020

dbi services with real-time replication using the DBPLUS Data Replicator

dbi services described our solution for real-time data replication on their blog. dbi services was founded in 2010 and is…

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…

27/08/2019

DBPLUS will perform at a meeting organized by the Warsaw PostgreSQL Users Group

On October 10, 2019 in Warsaw at 5 Kolejowa Street, DBPLUS together with Goldenore and EnterpriseDB will talk about PostgreSQL…

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.

speed up a database read query

02/05/2024

How can you speed up database read queries

Before getting into the technicalities of speeding up your database read queries, the first step is always to have a clear understanding of what exactly you need. This might sound straightforward, but inefficient queries often begin with uncertainty about the data requirements. Knowing exactly what information is necessary for your application or analysis not only helps in crafting precise queries but also prevents the database from retrieving extraneous information, which can significantly slow down performance.

Data Observability

25/04/2024

Data Observability

Too often when looking at the data we see just numbers – columns and rows that might seem meaningful on the surface but lack depth without proper context. Data observability changes this perspective. This approach is about understanding what the numbers really tell us about the health, accuracy, and vitality of our data systems.

Data observability isn’t just one thing – it’s an ability, or rather a way of monitoring your data’s health, accuracy, and overall usefulness. It’s what equips data teams with the essential tools they need in order to make sure that the data that’s driving business decisions is not only there but also high-quality, well-structured, and up-to-date. 

Database Activity Monitoring

18/04/2024

How Busy Was the Database Today? – Database Activity Monitoring Done Right

Trying to gauge the workload of a database on any given day can pose quite a challenge. A straightforward question supported by basic Database Activity Monitoring might not yield an insightful answer if it’s stripped of context, cluttered with arbitrary numbers, and missing crucial details.

So, what’s the right way to address this query?

The Easy Way and the Hard Way to Optimize an Oracle Database

11/04/2024

The Easy Way and the Hard Way to Optimize an Oracle Database

It may seem that the companies entangled in the web of Oracle and its ecosystem have a limited set of options when it comes to performance tuning. It’s either – pay for extra functionalities and navigate Oracle’s complex licensing, risking non-compliance penalties. This often leads to a conservative approach to optimization, stifling innovation due to the fear of overstepping licensing terms.

But do we always have to go the hard way? 

There’s a much simpler route that doesn’t involve trembling with fear of clicking the wrong thing. That’s what we will be talking about today. 

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…