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February 25, 1999


By CBR Staff Writer

The Transaction Processing Council says it has some proposals knocking around for creating benchmarks to evaluate high- availability and system uptime on different vendors’ systems. Currently, vendors use arbitrary criteria to determine how many ‘nines’ uptime – or time between outages – they can claim. The TPC is waiting for someone to champion the project. It stays on the backburner until then. TPC says it expects its hottest benchmark to be the forthcoming TPC-W for evaluating the performance of web commerce systems. It measures three different types of workload, including OLTP/web and web browsing. The first results are due around year-end.

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