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developerWorks: High-Performance SQL

Dec 03, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serge Rielau)

"The past year and a half have seen a lot of DB2 for LUW activity on the standard TPC-C benchmark, the benchmark commonly used to measure performance in the on line transaction processing environment. The results range from the very small numbers on very reasonable machines to very, big numbers on fantastic setups that you are unlikely to see at home or at work.

"While the number of rows populating the database schema may have been adjusted to scale, one area remains the same: SQL. In this article, you walk through the logic of the TPC-C benchmark, gain an understanding of the SQL technology, and discover how it can be used in real customer environments..."

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