Oracle Database is known for its reliability, scalability, and outstanding performance. An enterprise-friendly feature catalogue makes it a go-to for companies that need data to be available across their disparate IT infrastructure.
Large-scale enterprises relying on huge database systems like Oracle need to make sure that data transactions are hassle-free and demand is met with the resources available. And for a seamless end-user experience, Oracle Database monitoring metrics like resource utilization and efficiency must be tracked in real time.
Monitoring on such a complex scale without leaving blind spots behind is a time-consuming task for IT admins, especially when there are numerous native monitoring tools for each element of the infrastructure. A tool with inherent features that monitor the wide range of technologies employed in your system can be a real help when it comes to keeping your infrastructure on track.
You might have the “it” tool with you, and a sorted list of Oracle Database performance metrics to monitor, but what is a weapon without technique? Here’s a hand to help you to combat challenges while monitoring Oracle Databases.
Keep track of critical Oracle Database performance metrics
Oracle Database has a lot of unique KPIs that need to be monitored to ensure optimal performance. Metrics related to resource consumption, such as tablespaces, disk I/O, sessions, and query performance, require constant surveillance to eliminate the scope for bottlenecks and unscheduled downtime. It’s a tough task to keep it together and monitor everything at once, but ManageEngine’s Applications Manager has got you covered.
Applications Manager auto-tracks the growth of tablespaces to ensure proper table allocation. It tracks Oracle sessions regularly, along with providing a 360-degree view of jobs and data regarding server load, wait time, and session users. With the help of the Oracle Database monitoring dashboard, last run status, duration, run count, and failure count can be recorded per poll, lifting the screens on KPIs for Oracle Scheduled Jobs. The lucid and prioritized display helps you monitor Oracle Database with ease.
Applications Manager also lets you track PGA and SGA stats, allowing you to get a complete overview on the memory details of the Oracle Database. By keeping an eye out for key metrics like bytes and blocks allocated, used and free space, read/write data, data-file metrics, and more, no corner in the Oracle tablespaces is left unattended. It makes Oracle Database performance monitoring a cake walk, providing admins with visibility into the darkest corners of the infrastructure.
Keep an eye out for queries
Most IT admins go bonkers over one question: What is actually wrong, the query or the code? Pointing out the poorly performing queries and fixing them before an end user faces any inconvenience helps to eliminate the risk of high latency and improves overall performance.
When application queries run slow, it can sometimes be a problem with how they actually execute and retrieve data from the disk in the database. Therefore, apart from database-level monitoring, DevOps teams need visibility into what’s slowing their queries and application performance.
Applications Manager’s deep APM capabilities provide automatic, end-to-end tracing down to individual SQL statements, along with Oracle database server metrics. This offers a complete picture of application performance and insight into the root cause of slow SQL queries. This enables DevOps teams to collaborate better with database admins to reduce erroneous SQL queries and ensure optimal performance of business-critical applications.
Dig down to the root cause
Pointing out the root cause of issues and resolving them as soon as possible makes your Oracle Database system more efficient in the long run. Otherwise, issues will keep troubling your admins and eat up more time and resources. If the system is being slowed down and MTTR is rocketing up, it’s critical to know which element is to blame.
Applications Manager helps to identify the root cause of issues and automates alerts according to pre-assigned thresholds. With interdependent metrics, pre-assigned thresholds need regular updates, which can be done easily with Applications Manager’s AI-powered adaptive thresholds. These evaluate the thresholds in real time with respect to interdependent metrics and changing environments and set alert levels accordingly.
The anomaly profile set-up helps identify anomalies in performance trends such as deviations from baseline values and enables IT admins to resolve issues before things go south.
Analyze trends and plan upgrades
Monitoring doesn’t mean simply locating issues and resolving them, but also extracting useful data from past trends to forecast for the future.
Applications Manager’s precise reports for every poll, in both graphical and tabular formats, make planning easier for you. Predictive analysis in forecast reports helps you make well-informed decisions about resource upgrades and budgets.
If you are looking for an Oracle Database monitoring tool, Applications Manager is the tool for you. It provides you with end to end visibility into the performance of your Oracle Database. Apart from Oracle monitoring, Applications Manager supports more than 150 technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud. Download a 30-day, free trial to know all that we have to offer. Or, schedule a demo with one of our experts to understand how Applications Manager can meet your business requirements.