Author Archive for Alex Gorbachev

Frits Hoogland came up with a very interesting project — Pgstatspack. What can be better than a Statspack-like tool an Oracle DBA in the PostgreSQL world? Heh… right — only PostgreSQL Wait Interface. 😉 Oh well, Pgstatspack is a good start. Well done Frits! Find more about performance PostgreSQL Statspack toolsperformance, PostgreSQL, Statspack, tools

Well, the guess-days might be just about over for SQL Server DBA’s. People who revolutionized Oracle performance tuning several years ago, are now working at SQL Server revolution. Look what Anjo Kolk had to say about at the interview during Miracle SQL Server Open World 2008: And here is Cary Millsap from the same event: […]

ASH Masters is the new web-site about Oracle Active Session History and everything around it. There, you can leave your comments and questions about ASH and ASHMON, the tool designed after Performance page of Oracle 10g Enterprise Manager. Kyle Hailey is the one who designed this performance screen in Oracle 10g Enterprise Manager and ASH […]

This is just a bit of administrative information. I have changed BAAG Comrades page. I removed the member numbers. Two reasons — (1) I have introduced moderation of registration a while ago and I daily discard spam and need to adjust sequence and do some updates after that and (2) numbers are not important — […]

One of the main reasons why it’s difficult to troubleshoot problems in complex environments is lack of documentation. This post is long overdue because it was inspired a while ago by Dan Fink’s post (again). Be sure to read it first. From time to time, I see situations when one person leaving the company leads […]

Earlier this week I’ve attended RMOUG Training Days 2008 and one of the sessions was of particular interest. Mogens initiated very heated discussion about performance tuning methods that are currently in use and how inappropriate they all are because they still leave some chance for guesswork. No doubts that performance optimization has involved significantly in […]

Join BAAG Now!

It took me the whole last night and few additional hours now to adapt WordPress for the need of BAAG party registration. You can now join the BAAG Party and see the list of its members. Thus, everything is now ready for the call to arms. Together we provide community with invaluable resources on how […]

BAAG is born

Today is Saturday, 16th of June 2007 and is the birthday of… (drum-roll please…) …BAAG – Battle Against Any Guess. This idea was sitting in my head for a while and finally materialized here. “Enough is enough” trigger was this Oracle-L thread followed by couple emails from Tanel Poder and David Kurtz. While replying to […]