Accession Number : ADA133651

Title :   Design of Relational Database Benchmarks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Stone,Vincent Courtney

PDF Url : ADA133651

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 113

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)

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *Information systems, *Data bases, *Data management, Test and evaluation, Performance(Engineering), Data processing, Systems engineering, Interrogation, Test methods, Parameters, Computer programs, Modular construction, Models, Templates, Generators, Systems analysis, Man computer interface, Human factors engineering, Theses, Naval research

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE