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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Performance improvements, diagnostics, and monitoring » Performance monitoring and diagnostic tools » Other diagnostic tools and techniques


Timing utilities

Some performance testing utilities, including fetchtst, instest, and trantest, are available in %SQLANYSAMP16%\SQLAnywhere.

The fetchtst utility measures fetch rates for an arbitrary query. The instest utility determines the time required for rows to be inserted into a table. The trantest utility measures the load that can be handled by a given server configuration given a database design and a set of transactions.

These tools give you more accurate timings than the graphical plan with statistics, and can provide an indication of the best achievable performance (for example, throughput) for a given server and database configuration.

Complete documentation for the tools can be found in the readme.txt file in the same folder as the utility.