The result of 2+ years of development by the TPC
Application models a wholesale supplier managing orders.
Order-entry provides a conceptual model for the benchmark; underlying components are typical of any OLTP system.
Workload consists of five transaction types.
Users and database scale linearly with throughput.
Spec defines full-screen end-user interface.
Metrics are new-order txn rate (tpmC) and price/performance ($/tpmC)
Specification was approved July 23, 1992.