The Scalable Hardware benchmark measures relational database systems. This benchmark is a subset of the AS3AP benchmark and tests the following:
To learn how to create a Scalable Hardware test in Benchmark Factory, see Create Industry Standard Benchmark Test.
The scale factor determines the amount of information initially loaded into the benchmark tables. For the Scalable Hardware benchmark, each scale factor represents one user accessing the system. Two tables are created in the database, and they are loaded with a varying number of rows.
For each virtual user, a separate set of data must be created. Therefore the scale factor used when loading the database should be the size of the maximum user load. For example, with user loads of 1, 5, and 10, a scale factor of 10 should be used.
The Scalable Hardware benchmark has a scaling factor of one.
Do not load-test against a production server if possible. Load-testing and benchmarking on a production server significantly degrades performance. In some cases, load-testing can cause a server to fail. However, if testing against a production server, take the following precautions:
To reinitialize a testing database, run a job containing a Benchmark Object node.
There are two ways to create a Benchmark Object node: