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 supports the added functionality to read SQL trace files from Oracle Database 9i to construct a SQL tuning set that can be used as an input source for SQL Performance Analyzer. Once constructed, you can use SQL Performance Analyzer to execute the SQL tuning set on Oracle Database 10g Release 2 remotely over a database link. This functionality is provided so that you can use this option to test the impact on SQL response time of a database upgrade from Oracle Database 9i to Oracle Database 10g Release 2.


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 use SQL Performance Analyzer to test database upgrades from Oracle Database 9i to Oracle Database 10g and subsequent releases. This document is intended for database administrators, application designers, and programmers who are responsible for upgrading and performing real application testing on Oracle Database.

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Related Documents

For more information about some of the topics discussed in this document, see the following documents in the Oracle Database Release 11.1 documentation set:


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