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OLTP Compression Storage and Performance Enhancement for Updates (Doc ID 1370250.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using Oracle Advanced Compression to compress table data with the 'FOR OLTP' clause, update statements on that table perform multiple times slower and require far more storage allocation. This tends to be more pronounced on multi-row updates but also affects single-row updates.


This problem occurs after implementation of compression for a table using the 'FOR OLTP' clause when updating previously compressed blocks.


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