That Garbage Benchmark is Useless

Ignite (5 Minutes)

We've all seen some breathtaking software benchmarks out there. We've heard some fantastic claims. Before you get too excited, use some critical thinking - can you use this information, or is it so cooked up as to be useless?

A database company's CTO claims updates between two data centers 6633km apart in less than a millisecond? Absolutely! Their technology is so fast, they've discovered a way to move TCP/IP packets faster than light.

What are some simple approaches to get a sense whether a benchmark is something solid that lets you evaluate a technology, useful for capacity planning, or a pile of poo.

This will be a concise rant about crappy benchmarks, and how to protect your mind against them.
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