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Best Practices for Optimizing Oracle RDBMS with Solid State Disk

I've been doing research onto the best use of flash SSD with the Oracle RDBMS over the past year and Quest has produced a whitepaper summarizing the findings.  You can get it here

Understanding the performance dynamics of SSD is critical in modern Oracle performance management.  I'm organizing my work on SSD Oracle performance into an online reference that I hope to continually update as I learn more. 

Finally, I'll be speaking on this topic at Oracle Open World in just a few weeks - here are the  session details:

Session: 3841
Title: Making the Most of Solid-State Disk in Oracle Database 11g
Time Tuesday, 05:00 PM, InterContinental - InterContinental Ballroom A-





Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the link to the site pages. Unfortunately unable to grab the Quest whitepaper. Getting a 404 after the Landing Page. The title of the paper shows but clicking on it gives a 404. Page claims an administrator has been notified, maybe you can poke them from your side of the house to get them to check their logs :)

September 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Mann

That is odd, I was able to download the paper without any problems: maybe they already fixed it?

If not, drop me an email at and I will mail you a copy.

Thanks! Guy

September 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterGuy Harrison

Was nice to see a whitepaper from someone not trying to sell me hardware :)

We have some SSD hardware on loan from a major vendor... We are seeing faster performance with Redo on the SSD compared to our standard config at my organization - but our standard config has some known deficiencies so we're not surprised. But good to see the exact technical reasons why we shouldn't be pushing redo onto SSD. Now I have some tough questions to ask of the vendor on our next call.


September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Mann

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