I just presented about Oracle 11g new features specific to performance in COLLABORATE 2009, Orlando Florida. You can download presentation and paper from here:
I met couple of new friends and many familiar faces.
Catherin Devlin introduced sqlpython tool to me. This tool is an user friendly replacement for sqlplus with many UNIX like goodies. This tool will be an useful addition to command line tools. You can see installation instructions for sqlpython here.
I also attended an interesting application performance panel discussion with fellow Oakie Mark W Farnheim, Mike Brown and Sandra Vucinic. We discussed few customer issues.
An interesting problem discussion is worth mentioning. A client clones production database to development database using full rapidclone methodology. But, access plans for a SQL statement is different between production and development, even though everything was exactly the same. I am hoping, that client will send 10053 trace files from both databases and I will blog about it if I get anything from that client. I think, bind peeking is causing the plan difference, but need to analyze 10053 trace file to confirm that. Another possibility is that, may be , he is not cloning Oracle Software and some software patches are not existing in cloned environment. Need trace files to proceed further here.