Top 10 Benchmark Fallacies

Many of us have great respect for the science of benchmarking and those who practice it. It’s not a science that lends itself to novice or haphazard attempts; rather, it requires proper preparation, adequate tools and reasonable expectations.

In fact, when working with customers having moderate to severe database benchmarking difficulties, consultants almost always find that the problems are caused by ill preparations, inexperience and impatience. For example, customers who have never even read the TPC-C benchmark specification still assume they can successfully perform that benchmark and know how to score or interpret it!

In this technical paper, we will discuss the top 10 fallacies in benchmarking preparation and execution – database benchmarking myths. Understanding these misconceptions will help you be more efficient and effective in your benchmarking efforts. If you care about database performance, read the paper today!