Re: Oracle's RAT (Real Application Testing)

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:49:13 +0000
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it's a big ticket item when compared with testing yourself (since you don't see the cost to the company). It's cheap when compared with a tool like load runner - and IMO a better idea for upgrades.


On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM, <> wrote:

> So, we'll be moving to 11gR2 soon enough and at a local Oracle seminar a
> couple weeks ago, they had a white paper for upgrading to 11gR2. Typical
> plans, things like that. Oracle's RAT was talked about alot and i've been
> looking at it on and reading white papers about it and Tuning
> Advisors and such.
> Does anyone have some real life experience with RAT that they can share?
> I've never really looked at how expensive different things are from Oracle,
> but 12k USD per processor seems expensive enough where i'd need lots of good
> reasons for my boss to suggest RAT for our main OLTP database upgrade.
> Thanks,
> Lyall

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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