Database Under Pressure – Testing Performance of Database Systems Using Universal Multi-Agent Platform

  • Dariusz Mrozek
  • Bożena Małysiak-Mrozek
  • Jakub Mikołajczyk
  • Stanisław Kozielski
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 242)


While testing suspicious transactions that cause performance problems in a production database it is helpful to use a specialized tool that can simulate an increased workload. In the paper, we show the model and architecture of the DBPerfTester@UMAP stress testing application that allows the controlled execution of various SQL scripts from many workstations. It thus provides the possibility to test how the specified database behaves under a large pressure from concurrent transactions.DBPerfTester@UMAP is based on the UMAP multi-agent system, which allows the dynamic scalability and extensibility of the testing system. As an addition, we present sample tests of the chosen database management system while running a long transaction.


databases performance stress testing database workload simulation database workload replay multi-agent system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dariusz Mrozek
    • 1
  • Bożena Małysiak-Mrozek
    • 1
  • Jakub Mikołajczyk
    • 1
  • Stanisław Kozielski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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