Oracle's Real Application Testing option enables you to perform real-world testing of Oracle Database. By capturing production workloads and assessing the impact of system changes before production deployment, Oracle Real Application Testing minimizes the risk of instabilities associated with changes.
Database Replay enables you to replay a full production workload on a test system to assess the overall impact of system changes. SQL Performance Analyzer enables you to assess the impact of system changes on SQL response time on a given SQL workload.
In this release, Oracle Real Application Testing only supports the following partial functionality:
For Database Replay, only the capability to capture a database workload is supported
For SQL Performance Analyzer, only the capability to capture a SQL workload into a SQL tuning set is supported
This functionality is provided is so that you can use this option to test database upgrades to Oracle Database 11g and subsequent releases.
Note:The use of Database Replay and SQL Performance Analyzer requires the Oracle Real Application Testing licensing option. For more information, see Oracle Database Licensing Information.
This preface contains the following topics:
This document provides information about how to assure the integrity of database changes using Oracle Database Real Application Testing. This document is intended for database administrators, application designers, and programmers who are responsible for performing real application testing on Oracle Database.
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For more information about some of the topics discussed in this document, see the following documents in the Oracle Database Release 10.2 documentation set:
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