Oracle Scratchpad

January 8, 2009

Motivation

Filed under: humour,Troubleshooting — Jonathan Lewis @ 6:28 pm BST Jan 8,2009

There are many things that people do to Oracle systems to try to improve performance – adding hardware, tweaking parameters, adding indexes, changing block sizes, tuning the SQL.

When all else fails, you might even consider shouting at it – but don’t, it won’t work, as demonstrated in this video clip.

Thanks to Oak Table member Mario Broodbakker for sending me the link.

2 Comments »

  1. Incredible…

    But looking the other way around: if your rack is in a very noisy room than you can have bad performance!

    Incredible…

    :lol:

    Comment by lascoltodelvenerdi — January 9, 2009 @ 9:02 am BST Jan 9,2009 | Reply

  2. lascoltodelvenerdi,

    If you read through all the comments attached to that posting, you’ll see various ideas about exactly why the scream had the effect it did; and some observations about the known impact of noise (viz: vibration) on disc drives and how manufacturers of the discs and racks go about minimising the impact of “steady state” noise.

    Comment by Jonathan Lewis — January 12, 2009 @ 5:07 pm BST Jan 12,2009 | Reply


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