New Benchmarks Measure Throughput for Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL

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Chicago, IL, April 2, 2008 -- In a demonstration of database benchmarking capability, Neal Nelson & Associates announced the availability of test suites for Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

The Neal Nelson Database Benchmark measures both throughput and power efficiency for transaction processing workloads at a variety of user load levels. It runs identical workloads on the same server platform with different DBMS software packages to determine differences in throughput and power consumption that are caused by the DBMS software. In order to demonstrate that significant differences exist, and that these differences can be measured by the benchmark, Neal Nelson has released preliminary test results for Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

The Database Benchmark is a client server benchmark where World Wide Web transactions are processed against a server configured with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system, the Apache2 web server and various different database management software packages. The benchmark subjects a server to multiple user load levels, reports the throughput and power consumed at each load level and provides meaningful comparisons of both throughput and power efficiency.

Nelson's firm has a long history of computer consulting for some of the world's largest computer users including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, the Internal Revenue Service, McDonalds, WalMart and Federal Express. Nelson operates a benchmarking laboratory that is available to commercial and government users for independent computer performance tests. The tests described above were not financed or sponsored by any company or group.

A link to a white paper with more detailed information is available on the world wide web at, by calling Neal Nelson & Associates at (847) 851-8900 or by sending an email request to Trademarks that may be mentioned in this document are the property of their owners.

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