Accession Number:

ADA149950

Title:

Development of a Data Base Management System Performance Monitor. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

517.0

Abstract:

This thesis focuses on the problem of evaluating the performance of a Data Base Management System DBMS. In this study, DBMS performance evaluation is treated as a subset of computer performance evaluation, and in doing this, the performance parameters unique to a DBMS were developed and merged with the performance parameters associated with a general purpose computer system. Based on this approach, a generalized design for a DBMS performance monitor was developed. This design emphasizes the use of existing performance tools such as software monitors and accounting packages, and it takes the performance monitoring requirements of different types of DBMS users into consideration. Additionally, the design is applicable to any type of DBMS regardless of the underlying data model. The generalized design was implemented on a a VAX 11780 computer for the TOTAL dbms. The results of the implementation showed the generalized design was viable and capable of measuring many different types of DBMS. However, existing performance tools were only capable of providing a high level picture of DBMS performance. A specialized tool called an instrumentation utility had to be developed to gather detailed performance information. Originator-supplied keywords include Systems analysis, VAX 11780 computers, High level languages.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE