329: Are You a Monkey or an Astronaut? The Oracle Advisors from a Different Perspective
Karen Morton , Hotsos Enterprises, Ltd.    Biography

Objectives: A determination of your type: monkey or astronaut?
The benefits and risks of the Oracle advisors.
The skills and knowledge needed to properly use Advisor information.
Abstract: Oracle continues to add more and more automated features and advisors (i.e. ADDM, AWR, ASSM, SQL Tuning Advisor, etc.). Given all this automation and advice Oracle is providing, a question to ask is whether or not all this advice is "dumbing us down" or "smartening us up". Too often more automation can lead to using these features as a crutch and bypassing the acquisition of key skills and knowledge. Ideally, these features should be tools to help us do our jobs better instead of simply letting Oracle do it for us. The risk is becoming trained to only follow the advisors output, but when a situation arises where our skills and knowledge are needed, it's not there. This presentation looks at several of these automations and the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed by the DBA or Developer to understand and use them properly and effectively.

Audiernce Focus: Developers
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Database
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM