13.1. Overview—SAP Technology Stack Performance Data

First of all, there's really no such thing as a typical stress test for SAP—as you have read already, objectives differ, test tools vary, and success criteria range widely. Nonetheless, I've found over the years that the kind of data collected at different technology-stack layers tend to stay pretty consistent, even though the stack itself varies from customer to customer. The following list reflects the key data points or performance metrics germane to a performance-oriented test. Note the importance I place on collecting data at two different layers in the SAP Technology Stack—in some cases, this approach is only used to validate another layer's performance figures. In other cases, though, ...

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