A place to discuss volume testing.
Two ways of thinking about volume testing.
- Volume testing is a subset of Stress Testing
- Can mean:
Volume testing is where you test your database with an amount of data that's at least equal to what you expect to have to handle in production. (Ideally, the amount should be greater than what you really expect). -- TomMoreau in SQL Server Professional, May 2002, in an article titled "Load and Volume Testing".
- Can mean: determining how many transactions or database accesses an application can handle during a defined period of time. (Source: Object Testing Patterns). But this is better called Load Testing.
- Data should include high volumes in every respect. For example especially many links to other data, especially long texts in free text fields.
- This testing should also try to check what happens when the data storage is fragmented. (This may result in exhaustion of resources or in lower performance on in failures due to timeouts.
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( Topic last updated: 2005.09.07 09:24:32 AM )