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Benchmarking parallel SQL database machines
  New parallel database systems are being developed to support the data processing needs of large commercial organisations: these offer increased performance in terms of processing throughput and enhanced support for both on-line transaction processing and management information provision. In order to evaluate the performance of these systems a new SQL benchmark has been developed which models the requirements for real database applications. Based on a large commercial database the benchmark system includes the specification of the test or “mimic” database and sets of transactions and queries, and the data/transaction generation tools. The benchmark uses synthetic data which closely resembles real world data and provides for evaluation of the scalability of system under test.

  • Date:

    31 December 1994

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  • Publisher

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Jelly, I., Kerridge, J., & Bates, C. (1994). Benchmarking parallel SQL database machines. In Directions in Databases 12th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 12 Guildford, United Kingdom, July 6–8, 1994 Proceedings, 105-120.



parallel databases; SQL; benchmark system; scalability

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