Object-oriented DBMS performance measurement

  • R. G. G. Cattell
Optimization And Performance
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 334)


Performance will be critical to the acceptance of Object-Oriented DBMSs. In the first Workshop on Object-Oriented Database Systems, many claims were made about the performance of differing DBMS architectures. A plea was made for benchmarks to measure the DBMSs, to substantiate competing claims. Last year, we designed such benchmarks (Rubenstein, Kubicar, & Cattell [1987]), and subsequently they have been run on a number of DBMSs, both Relational and Object-Oriented. In this position paper, we discuss what we have learned about performance measurement for database systems, and suggest improvements to our benchmarks for future use.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. G. Cattell
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Management GroupSun MicrosystemsUSA

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