Performance Management Myths & Facts

Performance management consists of problem diagnosis and repair, resource management, application optimization, and capacity planning. In constructing a reliable performance management method for hundreds of Oracle database sites, my colleagues and I have encountered bits of interesting folklore that, ironically, block progress toward the ultimate goal of lasting system performance satisfaction. In this paper, I will take a fun look at the dangers of several popular but bad guidelines, and I will offer alternative advice that helps you avoid the risk of costly performance management mistakes while not losing sight of the friendly goals: fast, easy, and cheap.

This is the original document published June 28, 1999, brought to you here with the kind permission of Oracle Corporation.

By Cary Millsap

Owner and president of Method R Corporation.

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