I posted a summary of page hits a little while ago when the WordPress statistics hit 750,000 page views, and commented at the time that a couple of the most popular items seemed to be related to the types of issue you get when you upgrade to 10g.
It occurred to me this morning that I could take a closer look at the stats, because WordPress has a page which gives a fairly comprehensive break down of the views made over time of each page. I’ve repeated the top three from the previous list and added one more, with a brief comment about their popularity over time:
- Cartesian merge join – always popular, but a bit of a jump from Mar 2008
- Bind Variables – no significant change since original publication
- dbms_xplan in 10g - sharp jump from Mar 2008
- Not In – very sharp jump from Mar 2008
It would be very easy to read too much into these numbers – but one of the side effects of an upgrade to 10g is the impact of “Cost Based Query Transformation” and the clever (sometimes too clever) things it does to execution plans; and three of the top four articles are likely to be of interest to people seeing these side effects. On the other hand, 10g doesn’t really do anything dramatically different with bind variable issues and the views for that topic haven’t changed.
Would it be reasonable to suggest that this might be an indication of a surge of people migrating to 10g in the March time-frame ?