In the previous post, we discussed the current state of many existing Oracle environments. Now we need a method to accurately measure or define the workload characteristics of a given database platform.
In our customer engagements we frequently ask details about databases, for example, “How much CPU power does the database require”, “how large is your production database”, “How much bandwidth is needed”.
As an illustration, let’s say that the answer to the database size question is: 5 Terabytes.
What do we know at this point? We have a rough idea but still a lot of missing pieces of the puzzle.