SysBench is a modular, scriptable and multi-threaded benchmark tool based on LuaJIT. It is most frequently used for database benchmarks, but can also be used to create arbitrarily complex workloads that do not involve a database server.
The idea of this benchmark suite is to quickly get an impression about system performance without setting up complex database benchmarks or even without installing a database at all.
Current features allow one to test the following system parameters:
* file I/O performance * scheduler performance * memory allocation and transfer speed * POSIX threads implementation performance * database server performance (OLTP benchmark)
Primarily written for MySQL server benchmarking, SysBench will be further extended to support multiple database backends, distributed benchmarks and third-party plug-in modules.