Performance Benchmarks & Audits

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Francois J. Raab francois@sizing.com

An international expert with over 20 years of experience in the field of performance evaluation, Mr. Raab was the original author of TPC-C, the most successful and widely used industry standard benchmark. Mr. Raab is a certified auditor with the TPC and the SPC. Prior to creating InfoSizing, he developed and taught classes in database programming and design, as well as international seminars discussing the internal structures and tuning secrets of database management systems. He is a co-author of 'The Benchmark Handbook', edited by Jim Gray (Morgan Kaufman, pub.)

Doug Johnson doug@sizing.com

A benchmark auditor certified by the TPC and the SPC, Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in system performance analysis, benchmark testing and benchmark design. He worked at Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq and Hewlett-Packard for nearly two decades where he was involved in the production of multiple TPC benchmark kits and multiple world recording setting TPC benchmark results. Also during this time he was an active company representative to the TPC. Prior to joining InfoSizing, Mr. Johnson was the elected Chair of the TPC development subcommittee (and one of the lead designers) that produced TPC-E, the industry standard benchmark for complex OLTP.

Brad Askins brad@sizing.com

A benchmark auditor certified by the TPC, Mr. Askins has over 15 years of experience in benchmarking, performance analysis, and system sizing activity. He worked at Hewlett-Packard for a number of years where he was involved with several record breaking TPC benchmark results and was an active participant in the TPC. He has spoken on performance topics at international conferences, taught courses in software engineering, and done research in various areas of software technology.

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