Network performance, which is measured in number (per second) of packets sent and received, can be used just like disk statistics to detect overload or non-optimal performance within a network or a network interface. For more information, see .
Online Transaction Processing. OLTP allows real-time processing of SQL transactions, in order to support Customer Relationship Management (CRM), ERP, and other time-critical applications. OLTP is characterized by high rates of index lookups, single row modifications, and frequent commits.
Because real-time transaction processing is being increasingly carried out on a network and may include more than one company, OLTP databases use client/server processing and allow transactions to run on different platforms in a network.