Provide evidence-based answers that can be measured and relied upon by your business. Database administrators will be able to make sound architectural decisions in a fast-changing landscape of virtualized servers and container-based solutions based on the empirical method presented in this book for answering “what if” questions about database performance.

Today’s database administrators face numerous questions such as: What if we consolidate databases using multitenant features? What if we virtualize database servers as Docker containers? What if we deploy the latest in NVMe flash disks to speed up IO access? Do features such as compression, partitioning, and in-memory OLTP earn back their price? What if we move our databases to the cloud? As an administrator, do you know the answers or even how to test the assumptions?

Database Benchmarking and Stress Testing introduces you to database benchmarking using industry-standard test suites such as the TCP serie …