Why does the DB lock tables

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Last Modified Date : 22/05/2018
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Question:
Why does the Data Protection data base lock certain tables?
 
Answer:
We have  a job called DLP_WGN_STATS runs WGN_STATS package which is the main CBO statistics gathering package that is supplied by CA.
 
The statistics that are gathered by this package are specific to CA Data Protection and do not replace the gathering of system statistics (that is, Workload Statistics for system performance) or the Oracle Data Dictionary statistics.
 
As part of this, LOCK_STATS procedure unlocks  while gathering statistics on all Data Protection tables.
After gathering statistics same procedure locks the statistics of these tables to prevent from analyzing statistics in between.