Oracle is one of the world’s famously used relational database engines. It’s system is a framework in which data objects can be accessed by users directly through structured query language. Oracle management is preferred by global enterprises which manage and process data across wide and local networks. Among the operations performed in the Oracle management are; monitoring performance, administration and maintenance of databases and data groups. Other tasks to be managed are configuration of the database, memory and storage management, user management, managing database objects such as tables, creation of backups for the database, performing basic troubleshooting issues among others.
So what is oracle management all about?
For this to be executed there has to be an Oracle database made up of the following features; Oracle software, which installs the host computer, database; a collection of files stored in a disk, Oracle instance; it has background processes with operating systems that monitor store and recover user data, the server processor; works on behalf of the connected users which receives and returns results to the user, Oracle net; it enables clients application and Oracle database to communicate over a network.
For the management function to be effective, the following administration tools must be available to facilitate a successful operation of the software. The Oracle Enterprise Manager database; is a web base interface, applicable after you have installed the Oracle Database software, upgraded it and configured its performance.
The Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) is a utility that installs your Oracle software and is automatically linked to Oracle Database Configuration Assistant, which created a database from templates from the Oracle, and copy an already figured out database thus saving time and effort in creating a brand new one. The Database upgrade Assistant, updates the existing databases with new ones while Net Configuration Assistant, takes care of the naming methods and listeners which are critical part of the Oracle Network.
Monitoring the Oracle as part of the management system becomes pretty easier when the above features are incorporated. It’s about identifying, investigating and diagnosing the areas of problems with the aid of Accessing Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor in your database that are pulling down your performance then tuning database performance using the Enterprise Manager Administration capabilities.
This application retrieves data from the Automatic Workload Repository to display performance inform and initiate database alerts. On the database performance page is a high level view comprehensive overview of important performance for the user to analyze trends systematically for the critical performance and similarly compare it with trends of other database instances.
The Oracle management should be part and parcel of what the Oracle users should have at their fingertips.