Oracle Performance – Full Table Scan

In previous posts, we have discussed different Oracle wait events and the performance improvements that will be seen with the Kaminario K2 system. In this post, I would like to discuss how such an improvement affects the execution of a query and ultimately the end user queries. Let’s look at a simple select count from…

The most complex blog on data center simplicity. Ever.

For a blog about simplicity, this is going to take some serious concentration, but read through to the end and your life will be enriched 🙂 Today’s storage platforms are undergoing a complete overhaul, as new solutions are maturing to provide capacities, data services and performance profiles that make the legacy platforms (even those from…

SaaSification of the Enterprise

As modern businesses are re-shaped by the forces of digital transformation, one of the most impactful trends is the adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS).   Perhaps most interesting is how the rise of SaaS is impacting the operations of both small-medium businesses as well as large enterprise.  In The SaaSification of Enterprise IT, I discussed how enterprise…

Dell EMC – What EXACTLY are you guaranteeing?

Better late than never, that was my first reaction when I learnt about the new Dell EMC Storage Efficiency Guarantee program. Then, after reading that compression, deduplication, thin provisioning, and snapshots are the features they describe as the facilitators of this program, I changed my mind. Maybe never is better? With compression and deduplication I…

Moving up the Stack: Understanding Oracle and Storage Performance – IV

This is the fourth blog out of a 6-blog series that discusses Oracle and storage performance. If you’re new to this series, please visit the first blog in this series Moving up the stack: Understanding Oracle and storage performance. Similar to direct path read, which was covered in the previous blog, the direct path read…