Darth Debbie has just launched a surprise attack using her current favourite weapon. Never get into a snowball fight with that woman.
Milton Keynes, like much of the UK at the moment, looks less like it’s leafy, quiet self and more like the Arctic Tundra at present.
Being in a part of the country where normally, you can tell the changing of the seasons by the changing temperature of the rain, a little bit of snow always causes chaos.
On the plus side, the national weather forecasters – The Met Office – issue colour-coded weather warnings which, at times like this include the always hilarious Yellow Snow Warning.
Anyway, the reason for the Star Wars references in this post is that I was planning to cover the whole question of license monitoring with particular reference to the Diagnostic and Tuning packs. However, it was getting to be more of a novel than a blog post so I’ve decided to split it down into more manageable chunks…or Episodes.
So, in the style of the Epic Space Opera, please imagine the following paragraph scrolling through space with John Williams and his Orchestra blaring out of your speakers…
Episode 1 – The Phantom AFTER SELECT Trigger
It is a time of license audits.
The sinister Oracle Corporation have besieged the peaceful Database with some arcane licensing restrictions.
The Geeki, keepers of peace and tranquility in the Data Centre are on the case.
Using their mystical powers, they begin to investigate DBMS_FEATURE_USAGE_REPORT to discover
- Where Oracle stores information on Database Features being used
- How this information is collected
- What unnatural force powers are at work to enable the recording of SELECT statements against some tables and views
Queen Debbie ( she’s changed sides in this paragraph) is wondering just how geeky this is all going to get ….