Imperial College London
The authors introduce OFBench, a new research benchmark for enterprise applications. OFBench is a load generator for the demo e-commerce component of the Apache OFBiz Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) framework. ERP applications are increasingly important in the cloud market due to the growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions; hence OFBench is useful to explore the resource consumption patterns arising in these applications. On client-side, OFBench features randomized customer surfing patterns, workload generation based on automation of real web browsers, reproducible burstiness in inter-request and intersession think times, non-stationary workload generation.