In this post I’d like to review a feature called RAT (or Real Application Testing). This feature is an Enterprise Edition database option and is not new at all, it was introduced in 11gR1.
In Oracle, there are different tools that allow the DBA to perform complex tasks very easily and efficiently. RAT is exactly one of these tools, its goal is to validate any change we make to our database. It has a very good OEM integration (Grid Control 11g or Could Control 12c), but it can be used independently using packages supplied in the database itself. Continue reading “Introduction to Real Application Testing”