Open Source Development Lab Announces Linux Database Test Tool Available To Open Source Community

Online Transaction Processing Performance Test Kit Measures Performance

Enhancements Made by Open Source Developers



May 16, 2002, 01:00 ET from Open Source Development Lab

    BEAVERTON, Ore., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Source Development Lab
 (OSDL), today announced availability of an easy-to-use Web-based, performance
 characterization test kit for the Linux operating system (OS) and its open
 source software stack.  The OSDL Data Base Test Suite (DBTS) can be used by
 the Linux developer community to test the robustness and power of a database
 server platform, enabling the Linux kernel developer to gauge the effects of
 changes to the Linux kernel for this type of application.
     The OSDL DBTS is an easy-to-use transactional performance test kit,
 providing non-competitive analysis.  The first test in the suite, referred to
 as the OSDL-DBT-1, is a derivative of the Transaction Processing Council (TPC)
 TPC-W(TM) Benchmark which is a transactional e-commerce Web benchmark
 performed in a controlled Internet commerce environment.  This test uses
 workload characteristics derived from the TPC-W to create a simplified tool
 for exposing performance bottlenecks and to measure relative performance
 enhancements made by open source developers.  Because of differences in the
 workloads, however, OSDL DBTS results are not comparable to results from an
 audited TPC-W benchmark.
     "The announcement of the OSDL DBTS comes at a great time because the
 workloads that will drive enterprise Linux adoption are database management
 applications," said Bill Claybrook, research director, Linux and Open Source
 Software, Aberdeen Group.
     Now offered as a standalone toolkit, the OSDL DBTS will soon be included
 in OSDL's Scalable Test Platform (STP) that provides a series of stable
 hardware configurations and an automated test infrastructure.  The STP is
 hosted as a service to the Linux community, allowing developers to easily test
 their software changes to the Linux kernel.  When integrated, the OSDL DBTS
 will work with the STP to automate and simplify the process of loading
 software changes and evaluating their impact on performance.
 
     Availability
     The OSDL DBTS is licensed under the Artistic License and is now available
 for free download at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/osdldbt.  The OSDL
 DBTS will be available under the STP in Q3 2002.
 
     About the Open Source Development Lab
     Founded in August 2000, and supported by a global consortium of industry
 leaders, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is an independent, vendor-
 neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling and guiding Linux and
 Linux-based development for enterprise and carrier grade functionality
 worldwide.  Headquartered outside Portland, Oregon, OSDL fulfills a critical
 need in the open source development community to have access to the high-end
 hardware for programming and testing.  The 21 industry leaders who are members
 of OSDL include Alcatel, Caldera, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Fujitsu,
 Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux
 Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia,
 Red Hat, SuSE, Toshiba, TurboLinux and VA Software.  More information on OSDL
 or the Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux Working Groups is available
 at www.osdl.org.
 
      For more information contact:
      Eileen Drake
      KVO Public Relations for OSDL
      (503) 221-2366 (office)
      eileen_drake@kvo.com
 
      Lisa Wood
      KVO Public Relations for OSDL
      (503) 221-2361 (office)
      lisa_wood@kvo.com
 
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    BEAVERTON, Ore., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Source Development Lab
 (OSDL), today announced availability of an easy-to-use Web-based, performance
 characterization test kit for the Linux operating system (OS) and its open
 source software stack.  The OSDL Data Base Test Suite (DBTS) can be used by
 the Linux developer community to test the robustness and power of a database
 server platform, enabling the Linux kernel developer to gauge the effects of
 changes to the Linux kernel for this type of application.
     The OSDL DBTS is an easy-to-use transactional performance test kit,
 providing non-competitive analysis.  The first test in the suite, referred to
 as the OSDL-DBT-1, is a derivative of the Transaction Processing Council (TPC)
 TPC-W(TM) Benchmark which is a transactional e-commerce Web benchmark
 performed in a controlled Internet commerce environment.  This test uses
 workload characteristics derived from the TPC-W to create a simplified tool
 for exposing performance bottlenecks and to measure relative performance
 enhancements made by open source developers.  Because of differences in the
 workloads, however, OSDL DBTS results are not comparable to results from an
 audited TPC-W benchmark.
     "The announcement of the OSDL DBTS comes at a great time because the
 workloads that will drive enterprise Linux adoption are database management
 applications," said Bill Claybrook, research director, Linux and Open Source
 Software, Aberdeen Group.
     Now offered as a standalone toolkit, the OSDL DBTS will soon be included
 in OSDL's Scalable Test Platform (STP) that provides a series of stable
 hardware configurations and an automated test infrastructure.  The STP is
 hosted as a service to the Linux community, allowing developers to easily test
 their software changes to the Linux kernel.  When integrated, the OSDL DBTS
 will work with the STP to automate and simplify the process of loading
 software changes and evaluating their impact on performance.
 
     Availability
     The OSDL DBTS is licensed under the Artistic License and is now available
 for free download at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/osdldbt.  The OSDL
 DBTS will be available under the STP in Q3 2002.
 
     About the Open Source Development Lab
     Founded in August 2000, and supported by a global consortium of industry
 leaders, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is an independent, vendor-
 neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling and guiding Linux and
 Linux-based development for enterprise and carrier grade functionality
 worldwide.  Headquartered outside Portland, Oregon, OSDL fulfills a critical
 need in the open source development community to have access to the high-end
 hardware for programming and testing.  The 21 industry leaders who are members
 of OSDL include Alcatel, Caldera, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Fujitsu,
 Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux
 Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia,
 Red Hat, SuSE, Toshiba, TurboLinux and VA Software.  More information on OSDL
 or the Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux Working Groups is available
 at www.osdl.org.
 
      For more information contact:
      Eileen Drake
      KVO Public Relations for OSDL
      (503) 221-2366 (office)
      eileen_drake@kvo.com
 
      Lisa Wood
      KVO Public Relations for OSDL
      (503) 221-2361 (office)
      lisa_wood@kvo.com
 
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