Performance Quality Assesment of Advanced Database Systems


PYTHAGORAS - 7091

Keywords parallel database servers, parallel systems evaluation


Start Date: 01 May 1992 / Duration: 36 months / Status: ongoing

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predicting, assessing and tuning the performance of advanced information servers

Objectives and Approach

Several methods and associated engineering tools for designers and users of a parallel database server will be delivered by the project. A generalised DBMS simulator will provide system designers with a way of assessing the performance impact of new hardware architectures. An "adaptive performance evaluator" will provide designers of query optimisers with detailed application behaviour, and a SMART performance predictor will enable users to analyse application-specific performance. The Software Test pilot will assist both database designers and users to assess the robustness and the performance of applications running on a prototype.

The early maturity of the prototypes is allowing the consortium to validate their techniques against novel platforms, such as the Goldrush Megaserver (ICL) and strategic applications.

Further information about PYTHAGORAS is available from the PYTHAGORAS home page <URL:http://www.cwi.nl/cwi/projects/pythagoras.html>.


CONTACT POINT

Martin Kersten
SMC/CWI
Kruislaan 413
PO Box 4079
NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
tel: +31 205 924-066
fax: +31 205 924-199
telex: 12571 MACTR NL
email: mk@cwi.nl

Participants

Coordinator
Stichting Mathematisch Centrum [NL]
Partners
BULL SA [F]
ECRC GmbH [D]
ICL LTD [UK]
IFATEC [F]
Associate Partners
ESIEE [F]
Heriot-Watt University [UK]
Infosys [F]


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PYTHAGORAS - 7091, December 1993


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