When selecting a system for applications that can potentially expand, manufacturers need assurance that their system can cope with all flow changes, automation levels, complexity or volume growth.
Critical Manufacturing conducted studies using hardware typical of that found in a working factory to prove MES performance and scalability.
Multiple test clients were programmed to perform a combination of a specified transaction set. To capture the number of sustained transactions, testers varied the number of application servers from one to four and measured the API transactional writes to each.
New performance benchmark tests show that even on relatively inexpensive standard hardware, Critical Manufacturing MES can manage well over 400 transactions per second. These tests also show that adding application servers delivers linear performance improvements, indicating that and further increases in performance are available by adding application servers and by scaling up the database server.