RE: making graphical reports from oracle metrics

From: Tanel Poder <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 15:01:41 +0200
Message-ID: <33701B29F46142C7A3FEE9640593BEA3@porgand>

That's the reason why I used Excel for my PerfSheet tool. Excel is the ultimate corporate browser for such stuff, especially if you work with mulitple different companies and usually the need to diagnose/fix a problem is immediate.

I often hear "just use Apex" or "just install web-toolset xyz" or "just use Perl/Python/TCL library xyz" and as "everyone has a web browser" then everyone will be able to use the tool with no effort.

Wrong! All those tools require installation of additional stuff, either server side or client side, which may require lengthy paperwork and waiting time for getting various approvals etc. Installing servers & such frameworks is fine if you're implementing some strategic monitoring or graphing solution, but if you just want to graph some data right now when troubleshooting or researching something, installing servers and writing scripts has too much overhead.

I haven't seen a corporation without Windows workstations and MS Office installed into them yet...


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Bort, Guillermo
> Sent: 02 December 2008 13:33
> To:; lazydba
> Subject: RE: making graphical reports from oracle metrics
> 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

Received on Tue Dec 02 2008 - 07:01:41 CST

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