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Performance Modelling and Evaluation of E-Business Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Giovanna Ferrari, Dr Paul EzhilchelvanORCiD, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani



A general model of an e-business system comprising an application server and a database engine is analyzed and evaluated. Incoming jobs may have to wait in an external queue; when admitted for processing, they compete for the available resources. Database accesses are of different types and are subject to time-outs. An efficient approximate solution is provided; its accuracy is evaluated by comparing the model estimates with those obtained from simulations. The effect of several controllable parameters on the performance of the system is examined in a series of numerical and simulation experiments.

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Author(s): Ferrari G, Ezhilchelvan P, Mitrani I

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 17

Print publication date: 01/03/2006

Source Publication Date: March 2006

Report Number: 954

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne