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However, you have options. There are different types of tests you can do depending on the application. For some ideas, I recommend Ken North's work. He's written two great articles on the topic: "Performance Testing, ODBC, and Native SQL APIs: When query-execution time is critical" and "Understanding Multidatabase APIs and ODBC." In those articles, Ken presents some ideas for some different things you might be interested in. For many of those tests, no enterprise tools are required (and you can learn a lot of information).
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