Accession Number:

ADA133651

Title:

Design of Relational Database Benchmarks.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

Performance measurements of a database machine reflect not only the processing power of the machine, but also the size and structure of the database. It is therefore useful to construct databases for performance measurements of database machines. Furthermore, it is useful to utilize synthetic data, such that the volume of the reply can be predicted for a given query and the structure and attributes of the database can be varied for intended test queries. Conducting measurement studies using a synthetic database contributes to the generality of the results when different test queries are employed. A parameterized program is described herein which can be used to generate various relations for a synthetic database. The experiences in constructing and using the database generator are described. It is suggested that given sufficient information on real-world databases the generator may be useful for modeling them as well as for creating databases for benchmark tests. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE