Working with experts at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo CA, TMW Systems developers put the latest product release, TruckMate 2009, through a series of simulated, high-volume freight bill transactions and dispatch activities performed by up to 2,000 concurrent users as part of benchmark testing for the enterprise transportation software application.
Average response times under even the highest loads were sub-second, demonstrating that TruckMate 2009 running on the latest IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.5 database can easily support the transactional volumes of busy regional LTL, intermodal, and truckload carriers.
Simulating a range of hardware environments found at trucking companies, the benchmark was designed to simulate a varied mix of users performing activities most commonly performed in transportation operations. These include: creation of a new order; posting of that order with rating; accessorial charges, general ledger details, and driver pay calculations, as well as dispatch work involving creation of a trip from a freight bill; assignment of driver, power, and trailer to a load; and pick-up and delivery status changes. Multiple test scenarios were defined for several distinct hardware environments, simulating 200, 520, 1,000, and 2,000 concurrent software users.
Customers may request a copy of the document TruckMate: IBM Innovation Center Benchmark Results directly through their TruckMate technical support teams. For all other firms and media inquiries, contact TMW Systems at 800.401.6682 or send an e-mail request to [email protected].