All too often, the scenario goes something like this: a new system is implemented, performance is good, and then over time, it erodes to the point that it’s difficult for business users to do their jobs. Other times, it may not even get that far, and a newly implemented or upgraded system simply isn’t capable of keeping up with the application’s demands.
Viscosity excels at helping customers – from SMBs to large enterprises – address their organization’s specific needs and meet their service level objectives. We offer tailored solutions to optimize the performance of your database and applications through our tuning processes!
We follow a systematic approach with our top-down analysis – where we look at a database or application and see how the application behaves with individual queries with an end-user experience or insight. It’s all about the response times observed from the latency of the network, bottlenecks from the storage, over-utilized CPU/memory, wait events in the database, and queries not responding in a timely manner. Here we break down a checklist of some basics we will review with you:
Our standard performance assessment can take anywhere from 1-to 2 weeks, depending on your unique needs, and we will come back with our findings and best practices to optimize your processes.
A solid foundation is a layer on which everything rests, and it’s essential to ensure that it is set up correctly. The same is true for houses and is equally valid for your IT infrastructure. Historically, storage has been the bottleneck for the majority of performance issues. Even with modernized infrastructure (NVMe, SSDs, Flash), Customers still struggle with performance.
Whether you are working with legacy systems, commodity hardware, or in the Cloud, our consultants can help identify the current bottlenecks and ensure they will run optimally.
Customers often throw in new hardware to solve the performance problem. While new hardware can often be orders of magnitude faster than an older system, it can often disguise problems versus fixing them; it is a matter of time before the performance problem will resurface. This is where our consultants excel, helping tune the databases and the SQL queries for optimal efficiency and ensuring that the hardware – be it new or existing – is effectively being used by the underlying database. We bring a deep understanding of the tuning process and can leverage the maximum possible value out of your new or existing resources.
Where we shine as a company is we specialize in tuning at the data layer. Our data engineers work with our customers to help architect their data roadmap and identify areas for data enrichment while reducing data access time.
There’s a tendency to throw “more” of something at a problem to try and solve it – more indexes, larger caches, even more operations. Frequently, that can be detrimental to a system that can run more effectively with a leaner configuration, with less overhead and less contention for those extra resources. Viscosity consultants are skilled at identifying these opportunities to increase performance by reducing the overhead, resulting in a “leaner” and “meaner” system footprint.
Often, performance opportunities exist simply by leveraging existing tools and features of the database that customers are unaware of or have not set up correctly. Viscosity can identify how to use these features to optimize the performance experience and get your systems back on track.
More often than not, it’s best to detect a problem before it escalates and becomes a crisis that users notice. Viscosity can offer custom solutions to help with this or even serve as a managed services partner to keep an eye on your systems and ensure problems are detected before they become significant issues.
Leave it to our experts to find a solution to help clear performance bottlenecks through
our systematic approach!
Application development is part of our core strengths. We can review most application code and make recommendations for tuning the client application stack.
We always approach tuning from an end-user response time angle. We want to make sure that the end-users are happy with the improved response times.
We have tuned applications to cut down CPUs by up to half, creating huge cost-saving benefits!
We look at the application layer all the way down to the storage layers:
Moved infrastructure to the cloud
We reduced server deployments time from 8 weeks to 1 hour
We are passionate techies with over 25 years of extensive real-world experience
Clients' staff productivity grew up by 86,7%
Our CIO, Rich Niemiec (Oracle ACE Director), wrote one of the top-selling performance tuning books.
We acquired OraPub at the beginning of 2022 – the leading platform for teaching performance tuning techniques! We offer advanced consulting services, especially for tuning complex systems.
Join thousands of happy customers and end the frustration of tuning Oracle databases. Our services give you the training you need so your Oracle database runs faster and more efficiently. And you get the credit!
OraPub really helped me to advance in my career and life. I remember when I was attending other training, I put in more effort but took away less without confidence. But Craig's unique training style made me relax, learn more without worries, just concentrate, and ask any questions. I really like Craig's energetic appearance, takeaways, time management, typing log, and post-training support.
We offer tailored solutions from storage and data to optimize the performance of your database and applications.
We offer performance tuning in both public (Oracle Cloud, Azure Cloud, and AWS) and private cloud.
We also have certified experts who can help tune databases on-premise and on Azure.
Viscosity's core expertise includes:
Data Transformation, Emerging Technology, High Availability & Scalability Solutions, Cloud Migrations, Performance Tuning, Data Integrations, Machine Learning, APEX Development, and Custom Application Development.