Re: Oracle Advanced Security Option performance

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 06:33:02 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 2, 9:15 am, (Jim Watts) wrote:


> We are going to be implementing a new Student Information System which
> will be using Oracle 11G for the database.  We are looking at the Advanced
> Security option and want to determine the additional performance
> overhead (when used for encryption at the database level and/or at
> the networking level), along with things to watch out for and any
> recommendation or experiences.
> Regards,
> Jim Watts
> Kutztown University

The best recommendation is to actually do the benchmarking at your site on your equipment with your own data.

Try it with and without and see what differences in performance/etc you are able to see and force.

If you are still setting up etc and if you are planning on using linux and 11g probably no good reason why not to start out looking at 11.2 since it is now available for linux.

We are also "thinking about" a similar configuration but I haven't done any extensive testing here. Anecdotal reports seem to note if you have a system that has some additional amount of cpu available you should not see much impact. Received on Wed Sep 02 2009 - 08:33:02 CDT

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