Representation of user transaction processing behavior with a state transition matrix

William S. Keezer, Andrew P. Fenic, Barry L Nelson

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Abstract

A new method of modeling user sessions as Markov chains using NxN transition matrices is presented. These matrices are used to provide the user transaction sequences for discrete event simulation models of an online transaction processing system. Methods are given for validating the matrices, and algorithms are provided for modifying the matrices. Methodology for implementation in SLAM II@ is given. This method allows the realistic simulation of user behavior and can also be used as the control for load generators for system level tests. Using comparisons of two matrices, one may compare the behavior of two different user populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1223-1231
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0780307984
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Event24th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1992 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Dec 13 1992Dec 16 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other24th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1992
CountryUnited States
CityArlington
Period12/13/9212/16/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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