Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kevin Closson's neat acronym

Acronyms are fun.

Kevin Closson had a problem to solve:

You’re facing the need to assess Oracle random physical I/O capability on a given platform in preparation for OLTP/ERP style workloads. Perhaps the storage team has assured you of ample bandwidth for both high-throughput and high I/O operations per second (IOPS). But you want to be sure and measure for yourself so off you go looking for the right test kit.

Closson ended up developing his own solution to the problem.

The solution has the acronym SLOB.

This acronym stands for Silly Little Oracle Benchmark.

Oh, but one thing:

SLOB, however, is neither a benchmark nor silly.

Oh well. People like it.
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