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Re: Oracle package DBMS metrics

From: HansF <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:57:48 -0700
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On Jul 29, 9:28 am, Barry Bulsara <> wrote:
> All, this might sound a little odd but I am putting together a
> proposal to do work on a third party system I know very little about.
> My company is one of several bidders and we are all in the same boat.
> More will be disclosed when the bidders are reduced after our bid
> submission, non disclosure agreements are signed, etc.
> One of the sections in the bid template is titled "Throughput and
> Performance". What is wanted is throughput time estimates.
> We have our product that we believe almost meets requirements although
> it will need to be customised and this is being investigated now. What
> is required in the document in this section is an average time for
> operation X, an average time for operation Y etc.
> As I don't now their internal infrastructure, I do not want to
> demonstrate our ignorance by assuming their Oracle version or host
> operating system/architecture. I do not want to request this
> information as the question answers would aid all bidders by being
> made public. I would like to put together some rough timings for
> Oracle on SPARC 64 Solaris 9, RHEL 64 and 32 bit, 32 bit Windows etc
> and confirm to them we don't care about the architecture or Oracle
> version. I don't have to be comprehensive, just demonstrate we are not
> solely a Windows house with a Windows mindset, so 3 examples should do
> it, and any 3.
> Can anyone recommend a vendor where I could purchase short term Oracle
> hosting on a system that would give me 100-140GB tablespace running 9i
> or 10g. Alternatively, short term for root access so I could install
> Oracle and do the tests. By short term I mean about a week.

Oracle themselves do hosting. (Where are you - I rent equipment that will handle such small needs. As do a fair number of 'computer rental' places in the business pages of the phone book.)

However, you might get sufficient information to extrapolate your needs from the TPC benchmarks (

Just remember that the benchmarks were tuned by professionals (I use this in the same sense as F1 teams vs local racing track hacks) and you should adjust your estimates accordingly ... Received on Sun Jul 29 2007 - 10:57:48 CDT

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