Last Updated on September 11, 2023
sysbench is a scriptable multi-threaded benchmark tool based on LuaJIT.
It’s most frequently used for database benchmarks, but can also be used to create arbitrarily complex workloads that do not involve a database server.
sysbench uses the Cram framework for functional and regression testing. It’s free and open source software.
sysbench comes with the following bundled benchmarks:
- oltp_*.lua: a collection of OLTP-like database benchmarks.
- fileio: a filesystem-level benchmark.
- cpu: a simple CPU benchmark.
- memory: a memory access benchmark.
- threads: a thread-based scheduler benchmark.
- mutex: a POSIX mutex benchmark.
- Extensive statistics about rate and latency is available, including latency percentiles and histograms;
- Low overhead even with thousands of concurrent threads. sysbench is capable of generating and tracking hundreds of millions of events per second;
- New benchmarks can be easily created by implementing pre-defined hooks in user-provided Lua scripts;
- Can be used as a general-purpose Lua interpreter as well, simply replace
#!/usr/bin/sysbenchin your script.
Oracle support is no longer available.
Developer: Alexey Kopytov and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
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