This should contain a technical description of the MySQL
benchmark suite (and
crash-me), but that description is not
written yet. Currently, you should look at the code and results in the
`sql-bench' directory in the distribution (and of course on the Web page
at http://www.mysql.com/information/crash-me.php and (normally found in
the `sql-bench' directory in the MySQL distribution)).
It is meant to be a benchmark that will tell any user what things a given SQL implementation performs well or poorly at.
Note that this benchmark is single threaded, so it measures the minimum time for the operations.
For example, (run on the same NT 4.0 machine):
In the above test MySQL was run with a 8M index cache.
Note that Oracle is not included because they asked to be removed. All Oracle benchmarks have to be passed by Oracle! We believe that makes Oracle benchmarks VERY biased because the above benchmarks are supposed to show what a standard installation can do for a single client.
crash-me tries to determine what features a database supports and
what it's capabilities and limitations are by actually running
queries. For example, it determines:
VARCHARcolumn can be
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