Maintaining the performance of an Oracle database tool is crucial. The Oracle databases interface, with loads of components and features cannot be managed by a single hand. A perfect team comprising of database administrators, data architects, storage managers, database handling consultants and other business personnel must co-ordinate properly to configure the database storage tool while ensuring optimal performance. In order to simplify the system configuration part while ensuring the best performance tuning of the storage system, require some effort.

The primary configuration part

Configuring the big 4 hardware components is the most important and integral part of database maintenance and support. The support team must ensure a perfectly balanced design to prevent the system from becoming its only weakest link.

The big four

  1. CPU
  2. Memory
  3. Data Storage
  4. Network

Improvement in any of the above 4 components result in some kind of performance uplift, but that has its restriction part. Unless every single component of the big 4 gets improved, the ultimate performance heights cannot be reached. An experienced database support team of experts definitely possess the necessary skills to identify the problems and figure out the best solution to improve the situation in the most cost-effective way. A detailed discussion session, with storage experts can let you understand, what systems are most likely to be the best option depending on your environment. It also helps you to deploy or size-up a new system that supports your Oracle databases.

Database problems that require immediate support

Slow Physical I/O

This basically takes place when disks are being wrongly configured. It can also happen, if fewer number of resources are allocated for supporting and handling the database.

Excess CPU Usage

When there is an excess CUP usage, the storage system suffers from non-idleness of any CPU. This primarily happens when the system is not sized adequately because of some CPU inabilities to meet and scale the demand.


This is likely to occur only when there tends to be a redundancy problem. If proper redundancy is not built into the system, failures can happen. The symptoms are often considered to be a sort of underlying problem occurring in the hardware or because of untuned SQL statements, and poorly configured solutions.

Testing the system prior to developing a database

A reputed and well-experienced database support team always examines I/O and tune in the system before the creation of the database. Once the file gets created, it can become extremely difficult to reconfigure them. Remember, a higher level of collaboration across the system resources can lead to some serious troubling effort. Therefore, you must ensure proper testing for the I/O bandwidth to get validated in order to achieve the perfect expectancy level.

Proper planning is necessary for the betterment of an Oracle Database. Support staffs must be assigned the tasks accordingly. The primary target should be to grow and not showing any kind of compromise on the I/O bandwidth. Without proper planning, there can be over-utilization of resources and may also cause some kind of performance problems.