A measure for measure

  • M. W. Youssef
  • N. Revell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 978)


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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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Youssef
    • 1
  • N. Revell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Informatics Department of Business ComputingCity UniversityLondon

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