In the last several articles on Database Trends & Applications, I’ve been describing the benefits of reading and analyzing the benchmarking case studies released by the Transaction Processing Council. I’ve given you from a broad overview of the TPC benchmarks and shown ways that the vendor-published TPC benchmarks can help you save money and how the vendor-published TPC benchmarks must explain in disclaimers how they tweak their workloads. I have described how to run your own benchmarks and explained how to properly prepare your environment for a benchmark test.
Now, in this final entry in the database benchmarking series, Great Tools for Database Benchmarking, it is time to show you where the rubber really hits the road, testing and benchmarking tools that can run highly scalable benchmarking workloads against your database servers. (Found online at July 2013 Issue).
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Here’s a quick recap of my other articles in the series:
Have you ever run your own database benchmarks? If so, what tools did you use? Tell me what you think!