Flashback Data Archive Problems!

Hi, if you don’t know about flashback data archive you can check this post first: http://mustafakalayci.me/2019/03/02/goodbye-log-triggers-welcome-flashback-data-archive/ I mentioned about flashback data archive (FDA) in that post and really flattered it. Well, maybe I shouldn’t! FDA is really fast dml tracking method but thanks to Peter Schlaeger, I noticed some potential problems and “some” solutions. Few

Oracle Table Compression Part1

Hi, I have been dealing with table compression a lot during my development period and I still do. I wanted to share some information about table information but I believe this will be a long explanation so I will write them in parts and this is part1. Table compression is a very useful feature of

Redo Log Switch Order

Hi, I always have the impression that redo log switch occurs in group number order but a small test showed me, I was wrong. As you know redo log is one of the most important part of a Oracle database. it almost protect everything! your data in memory, data file, your transaction etc.  whenever you

NVME Drives and Oracle Database

Hi There, NVME drives are so hot these days. They have amazing read/write speed. my old samsung ssd drive can read and write around 550/530 MB per second and my even older 2.5inch hdd drive has 45/20 MB per second. Current NVME disc drives has around 3500 read and 3000 MB per second which is

Control File Content and the Limits

Hi, I would like to talk about Control File (CF). One of the most important component of the Oracle Database. It stores many critical data and limits for the database. Last SCN (System Change Number). Last Checkpoint Information. Data file locations. Redo log file locations. RMAN Repository (where the backup related files are). Parameters like

V$SqlStats vs V$SqlStats_Plan_Hash, different columns?

Hi there, V$SQLSTATSis a beautiful view for information about sql statements. you might say v$sql has that information too which is correct but V$SQLSTATSis much more faster than v$sql and keeps data about sql statements for a longer time than v$sql. https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/refrn/V-SQLSTATS.html However, the V$SQLSTATS view differs from V$SQL and V$SQLAREA in that it is faster, more scalable, and has a

Native Compilation of a PLSQL Object

Hi, you’ve probably heard about “NATIVE” compilation about plsql objects. I wanted to demonstrate how it is work and whether it really does matter or not. By default Oracle compiles every plsql object as “INTERPRETED” which means, your plsql code transform into a intermediate form which interpreted every time when you run it. This part

What is the Max Size of an Oracle Database?

Hi, sometimes I search for “what is the biggest” or “what is the highest” of things and I just realized that I never checked for the max size of an Oracle Database. so based on the limitations ( https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/refrn/physical-database-limits.html#GUID-939CB455-783E-458A-A2E8-81172B990FE9 ) and using default settings; default tablespace type is “smallfile” which means a datafile can contain