Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Slilly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) Database Server I/O PodcastIn this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, ...

Part 4 – Which HDD for Content Applications – Database Workloads

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 4 - Which HDD for Content Applications - Database WorkloadsUpdated 1/23/2018

HDDs evolve for Content Application servers

Monday, April 25th, 2016

HDDs evolve for Content Application serversUpdated 1/23/2018 Enterprise HDDs evolve for content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the seventh and final post in this multi-part series (read part six here) based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of Servers ...

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may already being using VMware vSphere, vRealize and other software defined data center (SDDC) aka Virtual Server Infrastructure ...

Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB When using benchmark or workload generation tools such as HammerDB I needed a way to capture and log performance activity metrics such as transactions per minute. For example using HammerDB to simulate an application making database requests performing various transactions as part ...