Measure the impact of changes In our Oracle platform, whether due to an upgrade, hardware changes, parameterization or data model, it is an important task for the database and development teams. Minimizing risks, anticipating problems and of course, reducing the times of this evaluation are the object of this tool. *
Our purpose is test, measure and compare , the behavior of a set of queries (Work) in a given environment, and its behavior Work in another possible or future environment.

What does?

Our tool will collect the current system data, its statistics, times and photos necessary to compare the before and after. It will measure in the final environment proposed the behavior of the Querys, showing execution plans and times. This will avoid surprises in the production pass, allowing in a quickly and agilely way to identify problems, to solve them and to anticipate improvements or degradations in the service.

We will show the difference in impact (positive or negative) for each of the queries and whether there are changes in the execution plans. It will allow to verify if all the Querys are executed correctly in the new environment, and otherwise, we will be able to make the adjustments (in the queries or in the environment) that allow the correct execution and avoid degradations caused by those changes.

How does it do it?

Work-The Epicenter:

The GPS Query Perfomance tool will capture a set of queries to the database from different sources (memory, AWR, STS,…) as well as their statistics. This will be our starting point, from here we’ll establish the comparison of that photo of results (snapshot) in front of which we get executing in the new or future environment, the set of queries extracted from the Work

The part on which the tool hinges is the Work. Under this body we can find queries and execution statistics of the queries at a specific moment in time.
The queries that make up the Work (along with the execution variables if they are used) we will obtain them from one of our database environments and if they are valid for our purpose we can save them as a snapshot, being a photo of the behavior of those queries in a given environment or moment. Once this photo is obtained, we can relaunch the set of queries against the environment to be tested and make a new photo with its execution statistics.

If the test environment is more limited than the original, what we can do is get the queries from the source environment (usually production) and make a first photo in the test environment by relaunching the queries to study. Once we have done this first measurement, we can test it in the test environment with the modifications we need (version upgrade, parameter change, etc) with a new execution. In this way we will have two snapshots with a similar environment that will allow us to carry out the comparison, being able to make better conclusions about the behavior of the Work.

Once we have the photos to compare, we will generate a report that will allow us to check in a graphical way as it can affect the change to our query set.

  • Currently only available for Oracle

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