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Database Stress Test via Web Activity Simulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013948D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

An algorithm and a program is disclosed that generates a workload against a database server that might originate from a web based application. In an environment where a database is accessed via a web application a guarantee of a uniform connection distribution is unlikely. An expected connection pattern against a database throughout the day might look like the graph in Figure 1 but a more likely pattern is in Figure 2. Figure 1. Figure 2. In Figure 2 there are more peaks in usage. A method of producing this workload against the database in this environment is necessary to ensure the system is robust enough to handle these peaks in demands on resources.