Re: Enterprise mangler More fuel to the fire
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 11:38:15 -0700
Spotlight was nice when it came out but hasn't grown out of the old statistics and ratio based performance monitoring that has long been supplanted by the wait interface analysis. Waits and CPU usage are much more exact powerful method of performance analysis. DB Optimizer is totally based on the wait interface which makes identification and analysis of issues easy.
Do you mean I3 by Precise when you say E3? I3 seems pretty good from the demos I've seen and clients I've know that use it. The issue I hear is that its extremely difficult to set up. When I talked to Precise about trying it out they said that an Precise consultant was required to come set it up. That's too much for me.
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 1:13 AM, Howard Latham <howard.latham_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using spotlight. Its OK - you can tell if it is working - instantly-
> but you have to watch the screens - I have two on my desk. Plus it is not
> very customisable - wont run scripts - has limited history etc etc. If only
> the was an extendable Spotlight! or a reliable OEM.
> Is OEM dead?
> 2009/5/3 Mathias Magnusson <mathias.magnusson_at_gmail.com>
>> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 5:28 AM, Nuno Souto <dbvision_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>> Guillermo Alan Bort wrote,on my timestamp of 3/05/2009 12:28 AM:
>>>> Anyway, I don't really like Symantec... so my comment might be biased.
>> Alan's comment seemed fairly balanced to me. He gave some reasons and
>> ideas of his experience. When you recommend E3, you give no reason for it.
>> Could you compare and contrast the features with OEM? What are the strong
>> points of each and in which situation would you recommend either. To me OEM
>> is a good tool for getting a quick overview, but fully understanding the
>> source of a problem needs some digging in OWI and I have yet to hear of a
>> product that does that so well that I can forget what I know about how to
>> navigate it.
> Howard A. Latham