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Certified Benchmarks - Help

This site will give you information about all certified SAP Standard Application Benchmarks . Please use the search form to select the bencharks of interest. But pay attention, that only those benchmarks can be compared that are equal in
  • Component (e.g. SD, ATO, BW, ...)
  • Configuration (2-tier or 3-tier)
  • SAP Release
  • For EML and AML, the number of records
Rules how benchmark results may be compared are listed in the benchmark publication rules (the rules can be found under www.sap.com/benchmark -> Benefits, Section "SAP Benchmark Council" "SAP Standard Application Benchmark Publication Guide")
The meaning of the keywords in the query-form
Component The benchmark component indicates the SAP component that is mainly tested by the given benchmark.
Shown are only those components, for which there are certified benchmarks.
Config There are three configurations:
  • 2-tier
    On this configuration, everything runs on one system. This is also called central benchmark, because everything runs on one central server. On this server you will find the database, the dialog, batch and update tasks and the central instance. Only the benchmark driver (the presentation layer) may be on an other server (this makes the second layer from which the name 2-tier comes).
  • 3-tier
    On a three tier configuration, you will normally find the three layers "presentation", "application" and "database" on separate hosts. Because an SAP system can be configured in several ways, there is no rule how the tasks have to be distributed across the servers. A common configuration is, that there is one database server with only the database running on it, several application servers with the dialog and update tasks and one server for the central instance. But other configurations have been certified as well.
  • cloud
    Even though a cloud benchmark can be run in a 2-tier or 3-tier configuration, "cloud" is considered a different configuration because of some general differences to "on premise" benchmarks. Please find more information about this topic on the SAP page
Release The release indicates the release of the used SAP software. Each benchmark component has it's own releases, e.g. ERP benchmarks have ERP 6.0, ERP 2005, etc., BI benchmarks have a NetWeaver release etc.
Vendor This is the name of the hardware provider.
As a company name is nothing stable, you may find several company names if you choose only one. E.g. if you choose "HP", you will also find results from Compaq and Digital, or if you choose "Fujitsu", you will also find results from "FSC", "SNI" and "Siemens".
Database This indicates the database software.
Operating System This indicates the operating system of the central server in a two tier configuration. In a three tier configuration, the operatingsystem of the database server is the important thing. In heterogenous environments, also the operating system of the application servers is displayed and therefore will also match the query.
Server Type Here you can fill in any string you want. A result is displayed if this string is found somewhere in the server details.
Order by
  • Certification Nr: Ordered like the benchmarks have been certified
  • Result: The number of user or throughput is the sort criteria (depending on the benchmark)
BW EML/AML: No. of Records The BW-EML and BW-AML benchmark can be executed with different data volumes which is defined by the number of initial records. Choosing the number of records in the drop-down list, will select only the BW-EML benchmark that were using this data volume.
Display Server Details
  • Long: All available data for all servers is displayed
  • Short: Only the type and amount of CPUs is displayed. In a 3-tier configuration, only the number of application servers is shown This will help you to keep a long list readable!
The meaning of the keywords in the result list
Nr This is the unique certification number.
Date The date, the benchmark was certified.
Vendor The hardware provider.
Component The benchmark component (like SD, ATO, etc.).
Throughput The throughput is the result of the benchmark. The unit is depending on the component. E.g. SD benchmark generates a throughput value of "SAPS", the ATO benchmark generates "orders/h". There are benchmarks that will have more than one value displayed. These benchmarks have more than one KPI as a result and each of the KPIs is displayed with its unit of measure.
User For dialog benchmarks, users are the main result. The users are simulated benchmark users with a thinktime of 10 seconds. By doing their work, they will create the shown throughput.
Rsp The dialog response time for dialog benchmarks. This is the response time in seconds, the users sees when he sends a screen to the SAP system.
Config Configuration 2-tier, 3-tier or cloud. For more details see the first paragraph.
Release Release of the used SAP software. For more details see the first paragraph.
DBMS Database server type and version.
OS Operating system release. In a 2-tier configuration this is the OS version of the central server, in a homogenous 3-tier configuration (all servers use the same OS) this is this one used OS, in a 3-tier heterogenous configuration, the different OS versions are shown. In virtualized benchmarks, the virtualisation software is displayed in this column.
System A detailed description of the used servers:
  • CENT The central server in a 2-tier configuration
  • DB The Database server
  • Dia Dialog servers
  • Upd Update server
  • Msg The message server
  • Enq The enqueue server
  • ITS Internet Transaction Server
If there are several tasks on one server this is indicated by task1+task2+....