Accession Number : ADA139104

Title :   A Methodology for Benchmarking Relational Database Machines,


Personal Author(s) : Strawser,P R

PDF Url : ADA139104

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 235

Abstract : The thesis presents a methodology for benchmarking relational database machines. It provides a standard for benchmarking relational database machines and relational software database management systems. As a methodology, a collection of methods, tools, and procedures is included. The methodology is based on a three-level hierarchy of models. At the lowest level is the machine model. The machine is modeled as a high-level language architecture, i.e. as a machine which executes a relational query language. This approach gives a degree of machine-independence. The next level in the hierarchy is the database model. The database is modeled as a synthetic database consisting of twelve relations of varying tuple width and cardinality. The relations are based on a standard tuple template. This approach gives us database independence, i.e., the database model is independent of any real-world database. The highest level in the hierarchy is the applications model. We present two applications models.

Descriptors :   *Computers, *Data bases, *Performance tests, Test methods, Test and evaluation, Systems analysis, Standards, Data management, Computer programs, Methodology, Hierarchies, Models, Computer architecture, High level languages, Templates, Measurement, Performance(Engineering), Jobs, Man computer interface, Interrogation, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE