Load Testing Databases

Ed Elliott shares some tips on load testing a database:

Testing database performance is hard and takes a great deal of work to probably not even do particularly well. Instead of thinking about how you can load test a database think about how you can drive the application.

For instance, if you have a web app then use JMeter to simulate load. If you have a “fat app”, then you might need to write some code to call specific workflows through the application.

Click through for good advice, particularly around what you should not do.

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