New Index enhancement in Oracle 12c Part 1 – Multiple indexes on the same set of columns
In the article you will have a look at the following new index feature in oracle 12c ‘Multiple indexes on the same set of columns’. Staring with Oracle 12c you are enabled to create multiple indexes on the same set of columns. The following different indexes can be created on the same set of columns.
- Index of different type. Bitmap index and B-tree index.
- Partitioned index and not partitioned index.
- Locally partitioned index and globally partitioned index.
- Indexes differing in partitioning range and hash.
- Indexes that have different uniqueness properties. You can have both unique and non-unique index on the same set of columns.
In the article you will have a look at the new Oracle 12c feature called in database row archiving available since Oracle 12c. In Oracle versions prior to 12c all table data was an active visible set of data, that is subject to DML performed by the application. In Oracle 12c the In database row archiving feature enable us to have two sets of table data an active visible set of data that coexists with archived and invisible set of data. The in database row archiving is a table feature that get enabled at table level with the ROW ARCHIVAL clause of create table or alter table. Once the feature enabled a new hidden table column ORA_ARCHIVE_STATE appears. This column can be used in SELECT list and can be updated but is not visible in describe issued from sqlplus prompt. It is the ORA_ARCHIVE_STATE column value that determines whether the row belongs to the active set of data or the archive invisible set of database. When rows get inserted into a table the ORA_ARCHIVE_STATE is 0. By modifying the ORA_ARCHIVE_STATE to 1 the row is transferred into the invisible archived set of table data. CTAS does create a new table but does not propagated the In database row archiving feature from the source table. The application can control the visibility to the active and invisible archived set of data using the ALTER SESSION SET ROW ARCHIVAL VISIBILITY [ALL/ACTIVE] statement at session level.
Using PL/SQL to run the SQL tuning Advisor in 11gR2
In the article we will have a look at the steps to invoke and run the SQL Tuning Advisor using the interface of the PL/SQL packages provided by Oracle. The SQL Tuning Advisor can be run in an alternative way using the OEM 12c Cloud Control interface. We will not cover the OEM 12c CC interface.
Star Transformation in 11gR2
In the article we will review the prerequisites for the CBO to perform a star query transformation. We will use the SH samples schema. We will look at two cases with and without a bit map join index. Continue reading
Using the SQL ACCESS Advisor PL/SQL interface
In the article you will have a look at an example of using the SQL Access Advisor PL/SQL interface to obtain the access path and object structures change recommendations.
Configuring Fast Start Failover
In the article you will have a look at an example of configuring Fast Start Failover (FSFO). Oracle 11gR2 has been used. The configuration is based on server zeus running the PRA database and server Apollo running the STBY2 database. The STBY2 is the standby database.
Session failover using Data Guard 11gR2
In the article we will see the session failover using an Oracle 11gR2 Data Guard. The feature is available since Oracle 11gr2 when the services become a CRS resource. The software used is Oracle RDBMS 11gR2. There are two nodes zeus running the PRA primary database and a STBY1 standby database and apollo running the STBY” standby instance. We will demonstrate a connection failover of a connection to a service on the primary while transitioning the STBY2 standby database open as an ADG as a new primary.
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