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RE: Data Base running too fast ???

From: Richard Ji <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 16:42:55 -0400
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Sounds like an application design issue. You can't complaint about the database being too fast. :)

Richard Ji

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Chris Royce Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 3:51 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: Data Base running too fast ???

Anyone had problems with a database running too fast. It was a first for me. I recently, upon gaining additional disk and memory, was able to re-archetect several of my production instances. I also tuned the heck out of them and optimized to the maximum that our physical configuration would allow.

One of our 'canned' applications captures employee clock punches at our manufacturing plants and sends them to an Oracle database where they are processed before going to our HR application. Shortly after the database re-org we started encountering duplicate records in a transaction table
(no unique key constraint). The application Vendor spent a bunch of time
debugging the problem and it was discovered that the clock punches are captured only down to the second and as a result the processing speed of our system allows duplicate records when multiple punches are captured. Prior to the reorganization this had not been an issue. The Vendor complained that the database was too fast !!! Sometimes you can't win. We declined to 'slow down' the database and suggested that the onus be on them to refine the degree of granularity that the time records are captured.

Much better situation than some of the incredibly interesting disaster stories that have appeared lately.

Chris Royce
Jamestown NC

Author: Chris Royce

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