How Write throughput is calculated in Rally

Hi

I have sending 1 Billion event data with below parameters..

Clients :60
Bulk indexing=10000
iteration = 1666
index.translog.durability= request

i can see the indexing throughput as 368997.56 doc/sec.

Can you please let me know how the throughput is calculated and what is formula for this.

Thanks and Regards,

This is a complicated topic because Rally can operated in a distributed way and thus needs to consider samples from all load drivers before it calculates global metrics, such as the total throughput.

The algorithm can be found in the ThroughputCalculator class.
Perhaps the best way to explain this is from Rally's own unit tests.

If you check this unit test there is an example assuming two drivers.

samples = [
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838595, 21, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 1, 1 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838596, 22, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 2, 2 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838597, 23, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 3, 3 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838598, 24, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 4, 4 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838599, 25, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 5, 5 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838600, 26, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 6, 6 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838598.5, 24.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 4.5, 7 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838599.5, 25.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 5.5, 8 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838600.5, 26.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 6.5, 9 / 9)
]

The signature for Sample explains each of those parameters:

def __init__(self, client_id, absolute_time, relative_time, task, sample_type, request_meta_data, latency_ms, service_time_ms,
                 total_ops, total_ops_unit, time_period, percent_completed):

Rally will first sorting the samples by absolute time:

    driver.Sample(0, 1470838595, 21, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 1, 1 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838596, 22, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 2, 2 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838597, 23, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 3, 3 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838598, 24, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 4, 4 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838598.5, 24.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 4.5, 7 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838599, 25, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 5, 5 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838599.5, 25.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 5.5, 8 / 9),
    driver.Sample(0, 1470838600, 26, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 6, 6 / 9),
    driver.Sample(1, 1470838600.5, 26.5, op, metrics.SampleType.Normal, None, -1, -1, 5000, "docs", 6.5, 9 / 9)

For each of the first four timestamps the calculated throughput is 5000 docs/s because each sample took 1s.

Starting with timestamp 1470838599 though, our calculation involves:

4*5000 (total docs of first four samples) + 5000 (timestamp 1470838598.5) + 5000 (timestamp 1470838599) / 5 = 6000 doc/s

Similarly for timestamp 1470838600 two more samples got collected each referencing 5000 docs/s so the throughput at that point is:

(30000 (total docs at1470838599) + 5000 + 5000) / 6 = 6666.666666666667 docs/s

This process keeps going for all samples and finally the summary output calculates the min/median/max throughput out of this list for normal samples only. Samples collected during the warm up period are not included in the summary report calculation.

Thanks a lot for info.

We are using one cluster + single node +10 indices + each index having 10 shards.

Can you please consider this configuration as an example and please explain how we can calculate the Indexing throughput ..

Because its hard to understand above code.

Hello,

Please take a look at the definition of the throughput metric key in the Rally docs, for details on what it corresponds to your track.

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