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  • April 20, 2018

Log Analytics for DBAs in Just 3 Steps or Zero To Solved in 60 Minutes

You get the call, a customer is complaining about a non-responsive application.  Is it the database, or the application? Or something else?  And your journey begins. You check the usual, CPU utilization is okay, so is memory utilization.  It's not long before you're headed to the Database Event Logs to see if it's a problem with the database.  

Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way to automatically see the application topology? And better yet, the topology and hot spots show up automatically too.  

Enter Oracle Management Cloud Log Analytics

OMC is cloud-based, built on a big data platform with machine learning built in.  It ingests your log files and Enterprise Manager data, and with machine learning automation, helps provide answers to your top questions.   Where is the problem? What caused it? You can quickly identify where anomalies have occurred, then double click to investigate out what happened, when.  Log Analytics designed to include enhanced features for Oracle DBAs, only Oracle could provide.

For example, you see where the problem is and can double click those red nodes showing problems to get more detail about what is causing the abnormal behavior.  That's what you can do with OMC log analytics.  

By applying machine learning to the log data, you can cluster together what's normal and what's not with a couple clicks as shown in the image below.

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 Thank you Maaz Anjum for the images, and blog post.  

EasyStart Kit

And now there is an EasyStart Kit designed to provide you with step-by-step guidance and scripts and sample data to get you up in running in 60 seconds, err minutes.  And the Kit is free, and you can use free $300 cloud credits for a trial.  Do you want to get started with your own data? There's guidance for that too.  There are many features in Oracle Management Cloud worth investigating, and as I discussed with Mughees Minhas, the fastest way to success is to pick your use case, define your objectives and focus on that specific use case before expanding to additional use cases.

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