Stephen, Have you ever heard of a product called Bez Prophet for Oracle? It's marketed by a company called BEZ Systems ( http://www.bez.com/bez-oracle.htm). Having used the product before for just what your doing I can highly recommend it. You'll probably have to live with your current setup for about a month during which time the Prophet accumulates data on what your databases are doing. Thereafter it can predict, with 80 to 90% accuracy, what will happen is a number of different scenario's you feed it. Including separating out the OLAP instance. It's written by a serious bunch of "propeller heads" who are DEEP into system queues, io stats, etc. Dick Goulet, Senior Oracle DBA 45 Bartlett St Marlborough, Ma 01752, USA Tel.: 508.573.1978 |Fax: 508.229.2019 | Cell:508.742.5795 RGoulet@xxxxxxxxxx : POWERING TRANSFORMATION ________________________________ From: Stephens, Chris [mailto:chris_stephens@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 10:25 AM To: oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx; Richard J. Goulet Cc: ORACLE-L Subject: RE: database resource usage full blown olap application. ...yes, i agree. we need another server. I am trying to graph out database resource usage and correlate that with server resource usage in order to justify this. ...i'm hoping there is something like the Miracle yapp stuff that will do that for me. :) ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dennis Williams Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 9:15 AM To: rgoulet@xxxxxxxxxx Cc: ORACLE-L Subject: Re: database resource usage Chris, One question. When you say you have some OLAP developers, what is the plan? Are they just developing some reports, or is your organization developing a proper data warehouse? If so, they will want to get a separate server in the future. Dennis Williams CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.