New section: Oracle SLOB Testing
July 18, 2014 Leave a comment
For some time now I have preferred Oracle SLOB as my tool for generating I/O workloads using Oracle databases. I’ve previously blogged some information on how to use SLOB for PIO testing, as well as shared some scripts for running tests and extracting results. I’ve now added a whole new landing page for SLOB and a complete guide to running sustained throughput testing.
Why would you want to run sustained throughput tests? Well, one great reason is that not all storage platforms can cope with sustained levels of write workload. Flash arrays, or any storage array which contains flash, have a tendency to suffer from garbage collection issues when sustained write workloads hit them hard enough.
Find out more by following the links below:
- Oracle SLOB landing page
- SLOB Sustained Throughput Tests
- The Oracle SLOB home (at Kevin Closson’s blog)