What makes a good benchmark? This is a question that has been asked often, answered often, altered often. In the past 25 years, the information processing industry has seen the creation of dozens of “industry standard” performance benchmarks – some highly successful, some less so. This paper will explore the overall requirements of a good benchmark, using existing industry standards as examples along the way.


Target Audience Transaction Processing Benchmark Suite Benchmark Result Performance Benchmark 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Huppler
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  1. 1.IBM Corporation, IBM MS XQKRochester

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