The Benchmark Factory Licensing dialog allows you to enter a new license key or modify a license.
To extend a trial, purchase a license, or find answers to your licensing questions, contact Quest at https://www.quest.com/contact.
The features available, including the ability to connect to certain types of databases, are determined by the license or licenses currently active in Benchmark Factory. Benchmark Factory supports multiple licenses. If multiple licenses are active, for example one from a Toad for Oracle Edition and one from a Toad for SQL Server Edition, multiple license-dependent features are enabled.
Important: If you delete an active Trial key from the Licensing dialog, any features enabled by the Trial key and not included in one of the remaining active licenses will be disabled.
When Benchmark Factory is licensed as part of a Toad Edition (such as a Toad for Oracle Edition), the Toad Edition license is listed in the Benchmark Factory Licensing dialog. The license enables features applicable to the Toad Edition. Deleting the license will disable features enabled by the license and not supported by another currently-active license.
To enter your license key
To visit the Quest Software Web site and purchase a license, select the trial license and click Purchase. Or visit https://www.quest.com/buy/.
To delete a license key
In the Licensing dialog, select the key to delete and click Delete License.
Important: If you delete a license key, any features enabled by that license and not supported by another currently-active license are disabled
License keys compatible with Benchmark Factory 5.8.1 (or earlier) are no longer supported.
To upgrade your license key
Go to Help | Licensing to find your license number in your current version of Benchmark Factory. If not explicitly listed, it may be included as part of the Site Message associated with your key.
If you need help finding your license number or an upgrade key, please contact the License Administration team: https://support.quest.com/licensing-assistance.
Benchmark Factory comes with 100 virtual users by default. Benchmark Factory Freeware comes with 20 virtual users. Virtual users simulate the load against the system-under-test. Each virtual user is a separate thread, acting independently of the other virtual users, with its own connection to the system-under-test. Each virtual user tracks its own statistics that includes transaction times and the number of times a transaction executes.
Benchmark Factory can scale up to an unlimited number of concurrent load users. Additional virtual users allow you to:
To request additional concurrent load users, please contact your Quest Software representative, or visit the Benchmark Factory Web site.
Benchmark Factory is a database performance and code scalability testing tool that simulates users and transactions on the database and replays production workload in non-production environments. With Benchmark Factory developers, DBAs, and QA teams can validate that their databases will scale as user loads increase, application changes are made, and platform changes are implemented.
Benchmark Factory is available for Oracle®, SQL Server®, IBM® DB2®, SAP®, MySQL, and other databases via ODBC connectivity.
Benchmark Factory places enormous stress on a database system, which is typically hard to achieve in a standard testing environment. A system typically breaks under extreme load. By identifying system capacity and performance bottlenecks before they occur, Benchmark Factory facilitates proactive testing, which in turn reduces downtime, development costs, and potential loss of revenue.
Benchmark Factory allows you to: