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Oracle 19c Real-Time and High-Frequency Automatic Statistics Collection

I gave this presentation at the UKOUG Techfest 19 conference.  This video was produced as a part of the preparation for that session.  The slide deck is also available on my website.


It takes a look at the pros and cons of these new 19c features.  They are only available on Engineered Systems.  Both features aim to address the challenge of using data that has been significantly updated before the statistics maintenance window has run again.

  • Real-Time Statistics uses table monitoring to augment existing statistics with simple corrections
  • High-Frequency Automatic Optimizer Statistics is an extra statistics maintenance window that runs regularly to update the stalest statistics.

As your statistics change, so there are opportunities for SQL execution plans, and therefore application performance to change. DBAs and developers need to be aware of the implications.