Bogus PrestaShop Instructions per Second

I do not you, but I have still not found a clear standard way to meaure the E2E time response of a web hosting provider for a prestashop store. I know my shared hosting has a slow First Time response, but where to go?

On WordPress someone created a plugin to measure the CPU speed, the network transfer and database queries per second. The way to compare with others is not accurate, but it’s better than nothing.

When you are using a shared server, the CPU, the number of neighbors and many other aspects are key to understand the time response, but I want to be able to compare apples with apples, and avoid every single provider to tell me why their hosting is faster than others.

Other aspect relevant for me, is that I want speed on Prestashop configuration, I don’t care about WordPress or joomla or other environments.

So, I’m looking for the Kms/h refference, something like “Bogus PrestaShop Instructions per Second” (BogoPips) that enable the community to compare apples with apples.

Is there already something in place?

Hosting benchmark, bogoMips

When you are doing a hosting benchmark there are thousand common parameters all providers suggest to compete against others (size, bandwidth, #databases… ).

The main secret of the providers is the speed. All providers hide this information: CPU speed and number of people hosted on the same server. These 2 parameters can vary, so at the end of the day the important parameter is the real time response.

I found the concept “bogowips”, which is a play on the Linux “BogoMips”. It is short for “Bogus WordPress Instructions per Second”. This concept was created by a WordPress developer that has invented his own criteria to measure it. The utility he has created is this plug-in:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/benchmark/

BogoMips comes from Bogo Millions of Instructions Per Second. The results in my case are:

  • CPU Speed: 24.686 BogoWips
  • Network Transfer Speed 4,24 Mbps
  • Database Queries per Second: 1.049

I love the idea but for me it still is not so much credible because I do not know where the average of the other data comes from (it could be the case that they come from dedicated VPS). In any case it is a good idea that I hope that evolves in something more consistent.

I still hope there will be a standard speed measure recognized as standard that enables the community to evaluate the time response of the services they hire.

SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII)

I have to gain some basic knowledge on SAP MII. To do it I was reviewing some basic information and looking for some business scenarios that help me to understand the whole thing.

To understand the solution, just attend to the name: MII.

Manufacturing, nothing to say here,

Integration, it basically tries to integrate the shop-floor systems and business operations, offering the data and the relevant information to the different stakeholders (operators, plant managers…). All in real time.

Intelligence , this basically attends to the idea of offering the necessary business logic that automate as much as possible, and offer the required real time reports to all stakeholders.

The picture before SAP MII could be something like 3 components: ERP (POs, materil inventory, BoM, planned orders,…), MES (production confirmation, quality notifications, material transfers) and Shop-floor (material receipts, materials comsumptions…).

Once, SAP MII is on scene, we can organize the processes from front-end point of view, we can integrate shop-floor through interfaces, automate some of the processes through a graphical environment that really speed-up the integration process, and finally define the information to be shown to the different stakeholders.

SAP MII is a composite application platform composed by:

  • a portal that enables real time data to each type of user, using PC, browser or mobile device.
  • a data layer, with specific connectors (I would say that this seems to be very similar to SAP PI) with connectors. I would expect that the standard connectors really cover the industry shop-floor environments, the manufacturing industry is famous by having old dinosaurs on their IT.
  • SAP PCo (Plant connectivity), something I need to investigate in deep.
  • Business logic, where you can define the transactions you want to put in place.