A quite common benchmark for MySQL is sysbench. It was written nearly 10 years ago by Alexey Kopytov.

Sysbench has modes to benchmark raw CPU performance, mutex speed, scheduler overhead and file IO performance. The probably most often used sysbench mode is OLTP. This benchmark mimics a OLTP scenario with small transactions hitting an optimized database. There are many variables to play with, most important is the number of simulated application threads (option --num-threads). The OLTP benchmark can be run read-only, then it does 14 SELECT queries per transaction. Or it can be run read-write which adds 2 UPDATEs and one INSERT and DELETE.

The latest release of this official sysbench tree is 0.4.12. Many Linux distributions ship a package for this.

However there is also a newer version of sysbench, that comes as version number 0.5. Continue reading

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.0.11. This is a Stable (GA) release.

See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 10.0? page in the MariaDB Knowledge Base for general information about the MariaDB 10.0 series.

Download MariaDB 10.0.11

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 10.0?

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