Enough Trace




Question:      How many Database Server trace files does it take for Oracle Support to change a light bulb?

Answer:      We need 2 more Database Server trace files to tell you.



    Larry Ellison's answer on September 14, 2017:      "...we are doing a log inspection, where we are looking at people ... and the logs we look at unlike anybody else, we are in the applications business, we are in the database business, and we are in the Cloud infrastructure business looking at network logs and operating system logs, and storage hardware logs, we are also looking at database logs, we are looking at people trying to log on to application systems and the passwords they are using."

Enough Trace comment:      This change from Larry is a very welcome development. Going back and forth for months on Oracle Service Requests, uploading Oracle Database trace files has resulted in wasted time and unresolved problems. Reference checking all other areas of processing, including real, non trace file activity will produce better benefits.



Vicken Khachadourian

Larry Ellison about Oracle's Database Engine and The Cloud:    ... because the database that you run on-premise is pretty much identical to the database that you run in the cloud... (per Seeking Alpha at Oracle Shareholders Annual Meeting on November 15, 2017)

Enough Trace Response:    Thank you Larry. Cloud or no cloud, the Oracle Database Engine is still the most complex and impressive piece of code in our data centers. Implementers and DBA's still have to deal with the same Oracle Database Engine.

Enough Trace is convinced that the cloud is the future, but the cloud will:


The failing Oracle projects did not take place because the installations and configurations failed. After years of effort, the implementation code and high availability setups eventually conflicted with Oracle's Database Engine. In many cases the damage was irreversible.