Oracle ADF Performance: Top 10 Typical Bottlenecks


In this blog I will discuss the top 10 typical performance problems I see in general in Oracle ADF projects – and will discuss solutions.

Top 10 Typical Bottlenecks – Illustrated by ADF Callstacks

I will illustrate the top 10 typical bottlenecks with ‘ADF callstacks’ – a feature of the ADF Performance Monitor. An ADF callstack, a kind of snapshot of the ADF framework, gives visibility into which ADF methods caused other methods/operations to be executed, organized by the sequence of their execution. A complete breakdown of the HTTP request is shown by actions in the ADF framework (Fusion lifecycle phases, model (BindingContainer) and ADF BC executions, start & end of taskflows, e.g.), with elapsed times in milliseconds and a view of what happened when. The parts of the ADF Request that consume a lot of time are highlighted and indicated with an alert signal.

Nr 1: Slow ViewObject SQL Queries

The number one bottleneck is – as is in many web applications – SQL queries of ViewObjects to the database. This can be caused by many things: the SQL query is written in a suboptimal way, the data model is not efficient, the datasets in the database are far too high, indexes are lacking, indexes are not working as expected, e.g.

The first step is to get visibility and see which SQL queries are slow – and with what runtime parameter values:

It is always god to be able to analyze the runtime generated SQL (including applied ViewCriteria, and runtime bind parameter values) that is executed in the database. This to be able to reproduce problematic slow queries:

Read more on – our website on the ADF Performance Monitor.

About Author

Frank Houweling is an Oracle ADF, Java and performance specialist. During the past years he has been requested several times as troubleshooter of ADF projects with bad performance. As such he has been performing performance analysis, bottleneck detection and developing mitigating solutions based on these analysis. He is also the creator of the ADF Performance Monitor, an advanced monitor that can identify, report and help solve performance bottlenecks in ADF applications.

1 Comment

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