Benchmarking

9 Best Free Linux Benchmark Tools

A benchmark is the act of running computer programs in order to assess the performance of computer hardware and software applications. Hardware benchmarking assesses many different attributes such as the performance of the processor, memory, graphics card, hard disk, and the network. There are two different types of benchmarks: synthetic and application. Synthetic benchmark stress a component, such as continuously writing and reading data. Application benchmarks measure the performance of real-world applications, such as databases and servers.

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SQL

13 Best Free Linux MySQL Tools

With the increasing popularity of MySQL, it is not surprising that developers have written useful tools which help users to monitor, query, administer, troubleshoot, and optimise MySQL databases. This article identifies 13 open source tools which help to reduce the complexity associated with the powerful database software.

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