What is Performance

Performance means different things to different people, in this guide when we refer to performance we mean the following :

  • Response time - Refers to the interval between the time when a request is submitted and when the first character of the response is received
  • Throughput - Refers to the number of transactions that can be processed in a fixed unit of time
  • Scalability - Refers to how the throughput and/or the response time changes as we add more hardware resources. In simple terms, scalability means that if you are hitting a hardware bottleneck, you can alleviate it simply by adding more resources