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OOW 2010 – Day 1

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Today was the first day I spent on OOW 2010. Loads of people to meet, even more people tonight at the ACE diner. Apart from some really good sessions (thanks Alex, thanks Cary), I was at a session today that was interesting in a *special* way. I really don’t want to make fun of this character, but somehow I have to…

Somehow I still believe in the fantasy that people presenting at OOW (or any other site) know their stuff. Presenting about AWR and ASH without having the faintest clue about the theory and techniques behind ASH and AWR is shocking to me. Obvious wrong conclusions were presented like facts, statistics based on sampling seems difficult. Looking around and seeing people making notes at this session made me wonder if people were making the same notes as I was (mostly: this guy is so wrong), or if those people really will start tracing awrrpt and build their own “custom” spreadsheets with false information.

People please! Enterprise Manager contains the exact information that was show to you. It shows all this information in a graph, which will still work accurately with Oracle 11.2, 12 or 13 and you don’t have to invest a couple of hundreds of hours in developing this tool. Choose right! (and if you really want to build your own custom stuff, listen to a session of Doug Burns, JB or Graham Wood about AWR and ASH before building your “stuff”).

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Written by Jacco H. Landlust

September 20, 2010 at 4:13 am

Posted in Open World

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