Method R Software White Paper #1: A First Look at Using Method R Workbench Software
20 December 2012
Many people underestimate the value and overestimate the difficulty of Oracle tracing. Tracing is unique in how well it directly connects objective performance data to end-user performance experiences. This makes it the ideal bridge among a business’s users, its software developers, and its operational runtime support staff. With the right understanding and tools, tracing is no more difficult to obtain than other forms of Oracle diagnostic data. This paper demonstrates how to use the Method R Workbench software package to convert trace files into profiles, repair an improperly collected trace file, use profiles to diagnose an Oracle-based software performance problem, predict the effect of proposed remedies upon the end-user performance experience, fix the problem, assess the fix for potential side-effects, and then measure the end-user experience after the fix.