SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in

The Load Poll

By Steve Jones,

I was talking to someone recently and this person had a large transaction load on their SQL Server. At least, I thought it was a large load. This person said they experienced 1000tps most of the time and this made maintenance, DR planning, and more a challenge. That's a lot lower than the TPCe performance system that has 4,614tps, but it's nothing to sneer at. That feels like a significant load to me.

However it's been awhile since I worked on a variety of systems as a consultant. I often see the forums at SQLServerCentral showing only tens of transactions/sec, based on the performance data that you can see at monitor.red-gate.com. This is the actual data from our servers and it seems like a low number to me.

This week I was trying to decide what 1000tps really means. Is this a busy system, maybe even an edge case if this is the average for your system over a week or month? Is it a representative system for many companies? I wanted to see what others report from their systems this week:

What are your average and peak tps for most of the systems you manage?

I'd like to hear about 1 or 2 systems that you consider to representative of the loads in your environment. Taken across your business time, whether that's 9-5, 24x7 or something else, can you get the average and peak values for your transactions/sec and disclose them? You don't need to let us know about your application or company, though industry would be nice.

I'm curious how busy systems are for some of you and whether this presents you with challenges for migration, upgrades, virtualization, DR, maintenance or more.

Steve Jones

The Voice of the DBA Podcasts

We publish three versions of the podcast each day for you to enjoy.

Everyday Jones

The podcast feeds are available at sqlservercentral.mevio.com. You can also follow Steve Jones on Twitter:

Today's podcast features music by Everyday Jones. No relation, but I stumbled on to them and really like the music. Support this great duo at www.everydayjones.com. They have a great version of Message in a Bottle if you want to check it out.

I really appreciate and value feedback on the podcasts. Let us know what you like, don't like, or even send in ideas for the show. If you'd like to comment, post something here. The boss will be sure to read it.

Total article views: 80 | Views in the last 30 days: 1
Related Articles


A new video setup is on the way!!!! Actually I'll do a couple podcasts on podcasting over the hol...


Podcast Announcements

Podcast Feeds


SQL F.A.D. – Average Transactions Per Day - WaterOx Consulting

Reading Time: 2 minutesSometimes Fast & Dirty is OK. Other times, not so much. Sometimes... The pos...


Average Salary

Average Salary


Are sleeping transactions are really sleeping

Are sleeping transactions are really sleeping