RE: making graphical reports from oracle metrics

From: Bort, Guillermo <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 05:33:05 -0600
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I think that If I even suggested the idea IT Security would go haywire... publishing corporate data to even google is out of the question. There are many DND agreements in place, so even performance data is covered... Still, it's interesting to see the technology and to know it exists... Thanks.

Guillermo Alan Bort
DBA / DBA Main Team

EDS, an HP company
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Grant Allen Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 9:26 AM To: lazydba
Subject: Re: making graphical reports from oracle metrics

Bort, Guillermo wrote:
> Well, I would love to try it, and I'm actually downloading it for our testing environment, however IT Security Dept and Middle Management rejected my proposal to implement rrdtool even for testing and development dbs. Apparently Open Source does not go well with the company.

For anyone suffering from the diktat of those in management averse to open source, might I suggest you try out Google chartserver ...

It's basically a REST-style API. You form a URL based on a stream of numbers or data, desired labels, chart type, etc. (to all intents and purposes meaningless to everyone but you). Poke said URL, and it hands back an attractive bar chart, pie chart, histogram, or whatever takes your fancy. Embedded the png in a page, print it, paste it into your favourite management dashboard, whatever. It has the advantage that there is nothing to install, is platform independent, etc., and only requires the ability to poke a URL. Of course, we'll put ads in your chart :-) (just kidding)

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i0zX+n{+i^ Received on Tue Dec 02 2008 - 05:33:05 CST

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