September 18, 2012

Find large Maximo tables and indexes on Oracle

When you have to assess the system performance of a Maximo server it may be useful to have a quickly see what are the larger database tables and indexes. This can quickly spot some performance issues in your system.
Large tables generates heavy database I/O workloads when are nor accesses through an index. Large indexes are also inefficient. Creating indexes with too many columns is a very common mistake. Dropping complex indexes and creating two or three smaller ones can improve query times in many cases.

Here is a useful SQL query (for Oracle) to list the larger database tables and indexes together with their size in MBytes.

SELECT segment_name, segment_type, tablespace_name, SUM(bytes)/1048576 megs
FROM user_extents
GROUP BY segment_name, segment_type, tablespace_name

Sometime tables are too big and growing too fast to be able to optimize data access. In such cases a good solution is to archive old data from such large tables to maintain an acceptable system performances.
IBM has a dedicated solution called Maximo Archiving with Optim Data Growth Solution that may worth evaluating.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bruno,
    Does IBM recommend Table Partitioning for tables which has more data. What are the pros and cons of doing this?