A while ago Kevin Closson announced a new release of the well-known SLOB kit.
SLOB is a simple but powerful toolkit that drives lots and lots of IO on a real Oracle database (so for performance testing of database platforms, it’s much better than synthetic IO tests).
A previous version was bundled with Outrun but required the entire Outrun distribution to work properly. With the new 2.3 version I created an RPM package that can be installed separate on any Enterprise Linux 6.x (64 bit) server.
The wiki page (including instructions) can be found here: SLOB RPM Package wiki
Thanks to Kevin for granting permission to redistribute this awesome toolkit!
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