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Reading the IBM TPC-C benchmark.
I´ve use the time on the flight to Toulouse to read the full disclosure of the recent TPC-C announcement. There are some interesting findings in it (beside the fact, they´ve used an configuration with 4 TB memory): For the benchmark they switched off the referential integrity checks. When you look into the SQL statements you find
SET INTEGRITY FOR NEW_ORDERB57 ALL IMMEDIATE UNCHECKED; for all tables. But this seems a usual tactics in all TPC-C benchmarks of IBM. But realistic workload is something else.