Running the benchmark by the book is a complex and costly
process which requires hardware and software that is not commonly
To measure tpmC rates that are directly comparable with
published figures the benchmark must comply with the scaling rule
of a maximum of 12.5 tpmC per warehouse. Therefore to measure 1250
tpmC, one must have a database of 100 warehouses, approximately 10
Obtaining a good figure will require the maximum RAM
configuration of the platform in question.
One will further remember the 180 day rule which states that the
disk configuration quoted in the pricing section must be large
enough to accommodate 180 8 hour days worth of new orders coming in
at the reported rate.
The number of users will also be large, e.g. 1000 users for the
1200 tpmC result, based on 10 terminals per warehouse.
Almost all published results have been obtained with a
transaction monitor, typically Tuxedo.
Note that the driver in this kit initiates a new transaction as
soon as the previous one is completed. The correct behavior is to
generate transactions at a basically constant rate, load being
increased by adding clients and a new warehouse every 10