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Give Me Packets!!! Case Study: Slow Oracle DB (by Mike Canney)

There are a number of tools on the market that claim to allow you to analyze Data Bases.  I have many customers that own these tools and sometimes they work great.  Especially if it's what I call a "Low Hanging Fruit" problem, such as a slow SQL call like a SELECT or INSERT etc.  

What happens when it's not so obvious?  This is where deep packet analysis is needed.  In the following case study we will look at a chronic problem that far too many of my customers experience and how to quickly resolve that issue.  This particular problem was lasting for months.  More memory was added, servers upgraded, content switches added/upgraded yet the problem still persisted.  

 Let's take a look:

 

  

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Mike Canney specializes in providing application and network performance consulting services.

Overthe past 26 years Mike has helped 1,000’s of companies identify and resolve their application and network performance issues. Mike has also developed coursework and taught engineers how to identify, re-mediate, and prevent network and application issues by analyzing traffic flows at the packet level.

Mike has been a guest speaker at many industry trade shows (such as Interop, Wireshark "Sharkfest" and Cisco Live) throughout the United States on the topic of application performance analysis.

Mike can be reached at mike@microsecondsmatter.com

 

 

 

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