Object-oriented DBMS performance measurement
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 ), 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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