New! Oracle Database In-Memory Advisor new version released. Further details below.
Oracle Database In-Memory
Oracle Database 188.8.131.52 introduced Oracle Database In-Memory allowing a single database to efficiently support mixed analytic and transactional workloads. An Oracle Database configured with Database In-Memory delivers optimal performance for transactions while simultaneously supporting real-time analytics and reporting.
Oracle Database In-Memory is designed to optimize analytical processing in the database. The In-Memory Advisor analyzes the analytical processing workload present in your database to determine an estimated benefit for the database as a whole if that analytical workload is optimized.
The In-Memory Advisor differentiates analytics processing from other database activity based upon SQL plan cardinality, Active Session History (ASH), use of parallel query, and other statistics.
The In-Memory Advisor estimates the In-Memory size of objects based upon statistics and heuristic compression factors.
The In-Memory Advisor estimates analytic processing performance improvement factors based upon the following:
Elimination of user I/O waits, cluster transfer waits, buffer cache latch waits, etc.
Certain query processing advantages related to specific compression types.
Decompression cost heuristics per specific compression types.
SQL plan selectivity, number of columns in the result set, etc.
The Advisor produces a recommendation report. The report lists a number of In-Memory sizes with estimated performance benefits, lists the objects which should be placed in the In-Memory column store for a given In-Memory size and the recommended compression factor for those objects. It also produces a SQLPLUS script to modify the objects to place them In-Memory.