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Testing IOPS, Latency, and Throughput: an Analogy

Brent Ozar has a timely analogy for us:

You’re trying to decide whether to use DHL, FedEx, UPS, or your local postal service.

You could measure them by sending me a gift – after all, it is the holidays, and I do a lot of stuff for you year round, and it’s probably the least you could do.

– You place one box outside

– You call the shipping company to come pick it up, and start the clock

– When I get it, I’ll call you to confirm receipt, and you stop the clock

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