UKOUG2011: E-Business Suite Concurrent Processing Performance Analysis

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Another December has started and you know what it means right? It’s the Christmas time? NO! It’s time for UKOUG Technology and e-Business Suite 2011 conference! There are not many things that can make a passionate Apps DBA more excited than that. UKOUG Tech & eBS conferences are the only ones in Europe that have such a rich content for Application DBAs and this year it will not be different.

For me, the UKOUG Conference 2011 is going to be a very special one. I have some really good reasons for that: For the 1st time I’m representing Pythian at an international conference, I’m proud of that, but it also adds some additional pressure on my shoulders. It’s the 5th time I’m presenting at UKOUG conference (a little anniversary for me). And, I’m meeting few of my colleagues in person, which is really important as I’m working remotely from home and therefore miss seeing people and this is a good chance for me to catch up a bit on that.

How did I get here? Even though there are many eBS sessions during these conferences I think there’s not enough content specifically for Apps DBAs, there are a lot of presentation usually surrounding upgrading 11i to R12, R12 to Fusion Apps, etc., there’s always some presentations on how to integrate eBS with this and that, there’s almost always some presentations on how to configure something and presentations about what’s on the roadmap for us. In my opinion there are not enough presentations for Apps DBAs that would give you something that would be useful every day, something you can use when you go back to work after the conference. Therefore I thought I needed to improve the situation and submitted a presentation “Concurrent Processing Performance Analysis for Apps DBAs” and fortunately enough it got accepted.

If you are an apps DBA, please come and see the presentation on Wednesday, December 7th in Hall 10B at 14:25. I’ll give you the tools and knowledge to analyze the concurrent processing performance on your own. You will know how to find answers for questions like these after the presentation:

  • Are there any periods of time when the pending times of the concurrent requests are longer than expected?
  • Which concurrent programs are affected the most by increased pending times
  • How to find out which requests exactly were pending to be executed by the manager?
  • What was the root cause the request was pending (incompatibility with other requests or all of the managers were occupied)
  • Which were the conflicting requests?
  • Which managers could have run the requests?
  • Which requests were processed on these concurrent managers at that time?
  • What was the utilization level of particular concurrent managers?
  • Are there too many, too few concurrent processes configured?

I hope to see you on Wednesday if you interested!



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About the Author

Maris Elsins is an experienced Oracle Applications DBA currently working as Lead Database Consultant at The Pythian Group. His main areas of expertise are troubleshooting and performance tuning of Oracle Database and e-Business Suite systems. He is a blogger and a frequent speaker at Oracle related conferences such as UKOUG, Collaborate, Oracle OpenWorld, HotSos, and others. Maris is an Oracle ACE, an Oracle Certified Master, and a co-author of “Practical Oracle Database Appliance” (Apress, 2014). He's also a member of the board at Latvian Oracle User Group.

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