A measure for measure
Comparing the behaviour of the workloads of different transactions posed a problem for this research because the review of literature could not find a well-accepted comparison technique that could be relied on for such comparisons. This paper proposes the use of the rate of change of DBMS behaviour against a test parameter as a common basis of comparison between different transaction workloads. The hypothesis is based on the relationship between the rate of change of a specific workload and the degree of load it applies on the tested parameters, which implies less test time and cost.
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