Benchmarking Hardware Options
The first five chapters have educated and prepared you for performing database benchmarking. Now it’s time to leverage that knowledge. This chapter focuses on issue if you’re working on physical servers or “raw iron,” and not working with virtualization or the cloud. While both of those paradigms are both new and hot, nonetheless there still remains the need on occasion to work with on-premise database servers. Your company may not be quite ready for database deployments on a hypervisor or the cloud, plus you may need to benchmark on premises as a baseline in order to compare to virtualization or the cloud. There are many other reasons as well, so let’s now look at what one should do when benchmarking on premise.