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Really… What’s the big deal about Method R?

The compelling value proposition of Method R is simple: there are no surprises.

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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.

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System Architect’s Essential Role in Open Systems Implementations

The enormous variety of technology options available in today’s open systems environment makes the role of system architect more critical than ever on both large and small projects.
More component options have led to greater flexibility and lower component prices, but also to greater complexity and, in turn, to greater risk of implementation project failure or delay due to technical miscalculations or inappropriate assumptions. System architecture is the discipline that addresses the difficult technical issues inherent in a complex software system implementation.

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Configuring Oracle Server for VLDB

This paper will help the reader configure a very large Oracle Server database (VLDB) for high performance and high availability with low maintenance. It describes decisions about database block size, RAID technology and raw devices, redo log files, tablespace partitioning, storage parameters, and rollback segments. This paper explores the technologies and trade-off constraints associated with these issues and presents technically detailed methods for optimizing a configuration within these trade-offs.

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Designing Your System to Meet Your Requirements

The technical architect of an application system is responsible for building a system that meets the goals of the end users. To succeed, this person must combine the right hardware components with suitable application architectures, always obeying complex functional, operational, and economic constraints.

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OFA Standard—Oracle for Open Systems

The OFA Standard is a set of configuration guidelines that will give you faster, more reliable Oracle databases that require less work to maintain.