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3 Which DBMS product is the fastest ? Which product yields the lowest price / performance ratio What computer equipment works best for each DMBS product ? So, vendors and third parties have defined benchmark, Their jobs to compare performance, analysts run competing DBMS products on the same benchmark and measure the result. Typical measure are number of transaction processed per second Number of Web pages served per second Average response time per user DBMS vendors set up their own benchmark test and than published the result. Of course this vendor A to claim that its product was superior to all others. ( so others competitor dont want to believed) In this respect third parties defined / set up standard benchmarks. Even that led to problem.

4 According to The Benchmark Handbook (www.benchmarkresources.com/handbook)www.benchmarkresources.com/handbook When comparative numbers were published by third parties / competitors, the loser generally cried foul and discredit the benchmark. Such event often caused benchmark wars. Then the loser reruns using regional specialists & get new and winning numbers. Then the opponent rerun it using his regional specialists, and of course gets even better numbers. The loser again reruns using some one-star gurus. This progression continue all the to Five-star gurus. discussion focus on PC Magazine published in July 2002 ran benchmark using standard benchmark called the Nile benchmark. The test compare 5 DBMS product. DB2 (IBM) MySQL (a free, open source DBMS ) Oracle ( Oracle Corporation ) SQL Server ( Microsoft ) ASE (Sybase Corporation)

5 Overall, Oracle9i and MySQL had the best performance and scalability with Oracle9i just very slightly ahead of MySQL for most of the run. ASE, DB2, Oracle9i and MySQL finished in a dead heat up to about 550 Web users. At this point, ASEs performance leveled off at 500 pages per second, about 100 pages per second less than Oracle9is and MySQLs leveling-off point of about 600 pages per second. DB2s performance dropped substantially, leveling off at 200 pages per second under high loads. Due to its significant JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) driver problems, SQL Server was limited to about 200 pages per second for the entire test.

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7 Drivers, memory tuning and database design issues were the three factors that had the most impact on performance tests. The Oracle and MySQL drivers had the best combination of a complete JDBC feature set and stability. (MySQL staff chose to use the MySQL JDBC driver written by Mark Matthews because the company does not have its own JDBC driver.) SQL Server and MySQL were the easiest to tune, and Oracle9i was the most difficult because it has so many separate memory caches that can be adjusted. This issue was even more nettlesome with Oracle9i because it required the most memory per concurrent connection to the database (about 400KB of RAM).

8 By comparison, DB2 required 177KB of RAM per connection, and SQL Server, MySQL and ASE all required about 50KB of RAM per connection. As a result, Oracle9is data and query plan caches had to be smaller than those of the other databases because of memory taken by user connections. MySQLs great performance was due mostly to use of an in-memory query results cache that is new in MySQL When tested without this cache, MySQLs performance fell by two-thirds. MySQL staff took advantage of a feature unique to MySQL among databases testedthe ability to use different database engines on a table-by-table basis. From 5 databases tested, only Oracle9i and MySQL were able to run Nile application as originally written for 8 hours without problems.

9 a.What are TPC-C, TPC-R, TPC-W TPC-C- A benchmark that measures overall transaction processing performance. is an OLTP workload. It is a mixture of read-only and update intensive transactions that simulate the activities found in complex OLTP application environments TPC-R-Transaction Processing Performance Council - is a decision support benchmark. It consists of a suite of business oriented queries and concurrent data modifications. The queries and the data populating the database have been chosen to have broad industry-wide relevance while maintaining a sufficient degree of ease of implementation. TPC-W-Transaction Processing Performance Council - E-Commerce workload that stimulates the activities of a retail store website. Emulated users can browse and order products from the website. In this case the product are books. b. As a Oracle marketing department, how to use TPC results in the TPC-C benchmark Refer the Picture, through TPC-C result shows that using HP ProLiant ML350 G6 the tpmC are 290,040 at 0.39 USD. c.The dangers to Oracle using TPC-C benchmark. For tuning, Oracle9i was the most difficult because it has so many separate memory caches that can be adjusted.

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11 d. As a DB2 at IBM marketing department, how to use TPC results in the TPC-C benchmark. Refer the Picture, through TPC-C result shows that using IBM System X3850 X5 tpmC are 2,308,099 at 0.64 USD. e. Do the result for TPC-C change the answer to question 1. Base on the answer of question 1, the best DBMS are Oracle and MySQL but through TPC-C results base on price the Oracle is cheaper at 0.39 USD, while the best performance are DBMS goes to IBM with tpmC 2,308,099. f. As DBMS Vendor can we ignore benchmarks. NO, still need of benchmark :- benefits reminding everybody in the company of the need to be competitive making the company's relative performance very clear providing clear quantitative targets to management providing targets that are not just visions of the future, but reality in other companies providing the impetus for management to start behaving proactively, and to look for ways of working which will bring significant improvements.

12 In the quest for increased competitiveness, companies often ask themselves the questions, How are we doing? Asking this question leads logically to the next questions, Compared to what? To fully answer this second questions involves an examination of a companys own operations, and subsequently comparing the operations with those of other organizations identified to be leaders in the field. Such comparisons are at the heart of benchmarking. There are 3 major reasons. Benchmarking provides an objective evaluation of a companys business processes in other organizations. Benchmarking serves as a vehicle to source for improvement ideas from other organizations. Benchmarking broadens an organizations experience base by providing insights into systems and methods that work and those that dont. It therefore supports the notion of a learning organization.

13 tpmC-Transaction-per-minute-C rating from the TPC-C benchmark, which measures overall transaction processing performance. OLTP – OnLine Transaction Processing


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