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DBMS_STATS vs. analyze

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Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 06:52:02 -0800
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This is an old and probably stupid question, but Im on a new project and they are using Analyze. Im trying to get them to switch to DBMS_STATS please let me know if my argument is correct. Need to be able to articulate this adequately.

  1. DBMS_STATS is faster
  2. the statistics gathered are better
  3. you can use histograms and I believe I may have identified some areas where they would be appropriate.

anything I missed? Ive pointed them to asktom also. Any other good sources to point them to?

My career path and Oracle?

Hello Gurus,

I've been wondering about something, at best this can be dangerous :-) Is anyone else been doing some serious career path evaluation?

I have been wondering seriously about the future of Oracle, I don't know if it is just my imagination but Oracle's market share seems to be dwindling rapidly, both on the small to medium enterprise but also in the high end enterprise scope. I think someone on this group mentioned the other day that Oracle's revenues and market share base was begin held up by existing customers, and was not experiencing any noteworthy growth in new customers.

Lets face it Oracle is pricing itself out of the market, DBs like MSSQL, MySQL and Postgresql are beginning to out price it BIG time. Many of these DBs are beginning to add features to their feature lists that equal Oracles.

Am I the only one who is wondering if re-skilling now while I can and still have a job, should be a serious consideration for this years career planning?

Please share your views. I would love to hear how some of you feel on this subject.

Denham Eva
Oracle DBA


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