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Oracle Monographs Papers

Death to the Health Check… Long Live the Health Check

Better Testing, Better Risk Reduction

I have a long history with conventional database system “health checks.” I don’t like them. I haven’t liked them for a really long time, since about 1997, when I realized that conventional health checks are an inferior way to help customers. There is a better way.

This is article number four in the Method R Oracle® Performance Monograph series. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Testimonials

0% crap and 100% insight

I managed big time Oracle databases and applications for many years. Method R was the only thing I encountered that was 0% crap and 100% insight. With minimal effort this Method R Workbench tells it like it is. Give it a try! (via LinkedIn)

Richard Russell · former 7-Eleven Enterprise Architect · Irving, Texas
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Oracle Monographs Papers

Better Testing, Better Risk Reduction

Better Testing, Better Risk Reduction

When your tests don’t measure your system the way your users will perceive it, you can be headed for big trouble. When you test, you should measure how your application is going to feel to your users. These measurements give you confidence both in the programs you’ve tested, and in the diagnostic process you’ll use later in production.

This is article number three in the Method R Oracle® Performance Monograph series. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Testimonials

Uncanny tendency to make me look like I know what I’m doing

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Testimonials

Fantastic value

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Release Announcements

Trace 19.2

Method R Trace 19.2 is ready for Oracle SQL Developer 19.2. It adds undo to the Clear button, eliminates the confusion over license key entry, and fixes a pesky bug that prevented you from seeing Oracle session attributes in your trace files.

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Trace Release Notes

Trace 19.2.0.1

  • 7663: Changed the Help › About › Extensions list name of the product to “Method R Trace”, without the “for SQL Developer” part.
  • 7661: Removed the About Oracle SQL Developer › Method R Trace tab (the existence of which, confusingly, varied by context).
  • 7660: Changed the documentation at https://method-r.com/software/trace/#installing to instruct people to use the new Preferences › Method R Trace › License dialog for license key entry.
  • 7659: Removed the need for the METHODR user to have EXECUTE privilege upon DBMS_UTILITY.
  • 7657: Modified the installation script to GRANT the CREATE SESSION privilege to the METHODR user.
  • 7656: Created a new Preferences › Method R Trace › License page.
  • 7560: Fixed a bug that causes Oracle session attributes to be missing in all but the first trace file generated during a given SQL Developer connection.
  • 7138: Now you can undo the action performed by the Clear button.
  • 7137: Clear button now clears only selected rows.
  • 4362: Added count of selected files to the bottom of the Trace File Downloads pane.
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Case Studies

Method R Optimization at a High-Profile Application Vendor

Fast triage of business-critical application performance issues

High-profile app provider brings in Cintra’s User Experience services team to quickly address critical application performance issues, avoid financial penalties and keep its journey to the cloud on track.

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Case Studies

Method R Optimization at a Global Food Retailer

Transformational application speed-up in just two days

Cintra helps food retail giant accelerate load times of key screens from two minutes to two seconds in two days. This has enabled the retailer to successfully roll out its new product lifecycle management platform, a key enabler of its fresh food strategy.

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Case Studies

Method R Optimization at a European Airline

European airline uses Method R to optimize key applications

Method R enables a European airline to diagnose and resolve performance slowdowns within days, while demonstrating a $250K+ SAN upgrade was not required.