AWR and ASH Licensing – Letter to Larry Ellison

Mark Brinsmead on the Pythian Group Blog presents an open letter to Larry Ellison regarding AWR (Automated Workload Repository) and ASH (Active Session History) licensing. This licensing topic has been previously discussed by Jonathan Lewis and Jared Still.

Mark has spearheaded a plea to allow access to the low-level tables and views where AWR and ASH retain performance information that we are unable to access unless licensed to use those features.

You can show your support by adding your name as a signatory to the Pythian Group Blog comments. The intention is to courier a letter to Oracle with the responses on July 9.

Update (22-Aug-2007)
Mark Brinsmead provides an update on his response from Oracle on the Pythian Group Blog.

Update (01-Jul-2007)
Howard Rogers provides his thoughts on this topic at Dizwell’s Blog.

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