Latency vs Throughput -Critical Performance Concepts, Explained

When discussing the performance of a computer system, two concepts are absolutely critical to understand, yet often get overlooked. These are latency – or, how long it takes for some operation to occur, and throughput – or, the amount achieved in a given time. Understanding these two concepts will help you not only diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues, and build a foundation of knowledge needed for more advanced concepts.