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throughput vs response time

Shubh Bhat
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Joined: Sep 08, 2002
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Can you please explain between throughput and response time.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Throughput is how many transactions you can complete per second.

Response time is how long it take one transaction to be processed, from start to finish.
[ July 08, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]

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