Exadata Performance Metrics

Oracle Exadata is a big step forward from the traditional database server architecture; however, despite all the innovative features, it is still running the standard Oracle Database software. Most of the well-versed database performance rules still apply, with the addition of some that recognize the advantage of Exadata functionality like Smart Scans, cell join filtering, and the Flash Cache. In this chapter, you can read more about the Exadata-specific and related performance topics, metrics, and some relevant internals.

Thankfully, Oracle, both at the database layer and in cells, provides lots of performance ...

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