The Best Way to Boost Your Oracle Performance
Many of today's most demanding enterprise data environments use Oracle back ends. For IT departments tasked with ensuring that massive data inventories are instantly accessible to service users, getting the best possible Oracle performance is a top priority. Too often, a key driver of Oracle performance is overlooked: the data connectivity middleware that links applications to Oracle databases in ODBC, JDBC, or ADO.NET environments.
For many enterprises, the single best way to quickly boost your Oracle performance is to switch to an Oracle ODBC driver, Oracle JDBC driver, or Oracle ADO.NET provider from Progress DataDirect, the data connectivity specialists.
DataDirect Drivers: Better Design Means Better Oracle Performance
For 20 years Progress DataDirect has focused exclusively on data connectivity technology, so it's no surprise that we've learned a trick or two that translate into better application performance for our customers. Customers that switch to a Progress DataDirect Connect® driver typically experience from 20% to 500% application performance improvement, by key metrics such as throughput and response time. That means service users have a better experience and IT operations like data migrations and backups complete more quickly.
A key facilitator of this superior performance is an over-the-wire communication design that enables DataDirect drivers to interface with databases directly through TCP/IP, rather than requiring vendor-specific database client libraries like most drivers do. In an ODBC Oracle environment, for example, a DataDirect Connect driver achieves better Oracle performance by eliminating the extra communication layer of the Oracle SQL *Net client libraries that most Oracle drivers require (including Oracle's own ODBC driver).
More Oracle Performance Boosting Features
Several other DataDirect Connect driver features further elevate your Oracle performance, including:
- The DataDirect driver provides advanced bulk loading functionality that fully leverages Oracle bulk insert support without requiring the Oracle SQL Loader tool. When you need to load massive amounts of data as quickly as possible, the DataDirect Connect driver delivers faster Oracle performance than Oracle's own driver and bulk load tool.
- DataDirect Connect drivers provide tunable performance-boosting features such as load balancing and connection pooling, built directly into the driver.
- For 64-bit environments, DataDirect Connect 64 drivers are optimized to fully exploit the performance potential of the 64-bit architecture.
While your Oracle performance will jump with DataDirect drivers, you won't lose anything in support for Oracle-specific functionality: DataDirect supports key Oracle features such as server-side result set caching, transparent data and tablespace encryption, Oracle RAC, and more.