SQLTXPLAIN under new administration
With great pleasure I am announcing here that SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT) is “under new administration”. What does it mean? In short, almost nothing to you. Under the covers, it means you will start seeing a new (and younger) face associated to SQLT. My good friend Mauro Pagano from Oracle has graciously accepted the role of been the first/main contact for this tool. He also has accepted the responsibility of supporting, maintaining and enhancing this tool. Mauro won’t be alone on this task. Another good friend of mine – Abel Macias, will back up Mauro when needed.
Support of SQLT usually goes like this: If someone from Oracle Support requests you to provide a SQLT report, that engineer owning the Service Request (SR) is your main point of contact, including questions/concerns/issues installing SQLT. That same engineer can reach to Mauro or Abel for assistance if needed. In the other hand, if you are a business partner of Oracle or you are using SQLT on your own terms, and you have a question/concern/issue about a SQLT installation, then refer to Metalink (MOS) note 215187.1, where you can see who is the main contact for SQLT and how to email him/her. As of today that person is Mauro.
A bit about Mauro and Abel: I have worked with both for several years now, and besides been super qualified, I have learned that each of us has usually a different technical view on a given issue. So, a brainstorm between 2 or the 3 of us usually provides a much better outcome than using only one brain… Anyways, Mauro and Abel have been instrumental to the success of SQLT, always providing great ideas which translate into very useful features. SQLT is my baby, but it is also theirs! ;-)
Of course I will continue advising on SQLT. That includes frequent communication with Mauro and Abel, but it also means to continue helping the Oracle community, specially when it comes to “how to make sense of the output”. So, SQLT is “under new administration”, but it should mean almost nothing different to you.
Keep using SQLT and keep providing your valuable feedback! SQLT is what it is today thanks to the great ideas we constantly receive and implement!