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Ubuntu Server Cookbook by Uday R. Sawant

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Setting performance benchmarks

Until now, in this chapter we have learned about various performance monitoring tools and commands. This recipe covers a well-known performance benchmarking tool: Sysbench. The purpose of performance benchmarking is to get a sense of system configuration and the resulting performance. Sysbench is generally used to evaluate the performance of heavy load systems. If you read the Sysbench introduction, it says that Sysbench is a benchmarking tool to evaluate a system running database under intensive load. It is also being used as a tool to evaluate the performance of multiple cloud service providers.

The current version of Sysbench supports various benchmark tests including CPU, memory, IO system, and OLTP systems. We ...

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