Enough Trace

Vicken Khachadourian

     Evidence that as far back as 2005, Oracle knew that their trace files were misleading engineers. Actually, when Oracle introduced the max_dump_file_size parameter, in 1996, I told my managers that now our trace files and number of error messages were so voluminous, that all technicians around the globe dealing with the Oracle database engine, were going to fail in building healthy relationships with the powerful and impressive Oracle Database Engine.

I dealt with the problem by going over customers' technical stories, from the metal to the user experience, and I placed whatever diagnostics or error messages I was looking at within context. That's why my performance appraisals, going as far back as 2004, acknowledge that I approached Oracle failures from the holistic and context point of view. Larry Ellison agreed with this in 2017.

Scholarly articles from Gartner and others astimate that the size of Context Aware Computing will be more than $100 billion, annually.