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Re: OEM (dbcontrol) question

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:42:52 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 12, 5:15 am, hpuxrac <> wrote:
> On Dec 12, 5:06 am, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> snip
> > Grid Control is what is usually known as vaporware - poorly documented,
> > enormous pile of ... stuff, unreliable at best, which will not become
> > really useful before version 13g, if ever. It needs 3 oracle homes,
> > documentation is less then clear, it contains enormous quantities of
> > Java, with XML configuration files and cryptic error messages, Perl
> > scripts and tons of freeware components. It also requires a box with at
> > least 2GB or RAM.

So, you don't like Perl? :-)

> > OEM was created by a bunch of cheap programmers, each doing his own thing
> > and a bunch of "system integrators" gathering all of this patchwork into a
> > single, enormous pile of...stuff.
> > If you need a decent database management product, contact Quest, it's your
> > best bet. As long as OEM looks like it looks now, I am not touching the
> > stuff.
> > OEM needs to be re-written from scratch, by a decent programming team,
> > with clear vision, ease of use and performance in mind, just like products
> > from Quest. In the meantime, use Nagios with the NRPE plugins. It's much
> > simpler, easier to set up and it doesn't take a monster to run.
> > --
> > Mladen Gogala
> I hope your dilithium crystals are fully charged because your post is
> going to get the local cdos oracle marketing spin control posters all
> agitated!
> Any else notice how large the Quest area was at Open World this year

Nope, wasn't there. How large was it?

Does their monitoring product still recommend rebuilding indexes? Last I looked (granted, a long time now, but not as long as it should be for this sort of misapprehension), they hadn't figured out there might be some differences between DMT and LMT extent handling. Or at least the pre-sales people didn't understand it.


-- is bogus.
But I do like the Quest t-shirts.
Received on Wed Dec 12 2007 - 15:42:52 CST

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