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sysbench 1.0.20

Scriptable database and system performance benchmark

sysbench is a scriptable 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. sysbench comes with the following bundled benchmarks:


A collection of OLTP-like database benchmarks.


A filesystem-level benchmark.


A simple CPU benchmark.


A memory access benchmark.


A thread-based scheduler benchmark.


A POSIX mutex benchmark.

It includes features such as:

  • Extensive statistics about rate and latency is available, including latency percentiles and histograms.

  • Low overhead even with thousands of concurrent threads. sysbench is capable of generating and tracking hundreds of millions of events per second.

  • New benchmarks can be easily created by implementing pre-defined hooks in user-provided Lua scripts.


Install sysbench 1.0.20 as follows:

guix install sysbench@1.0.20

Or install the latest version:

guix install sysbench

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.