Retail Benchmark for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack [AX 2012]

Updated: August 18, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

In 2012, Microsoft conducted a benchmark on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to measure the performance and scalability characteristics of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack retail solution in a simulated retail scenario. The benchmark showcases the ability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to handle various specialized loads concurrently, without compromising performance and scalability on critical business processes. The benchmark includes many functional scenarios across different client and integration technologies, thereby providing a view of retail back-end scenarios.

The following scenarios were executed to complete the benchmark:

  • Trickle feed of point of sale (POS) transactions from stores

  • End-of-day processing of POS transactions:

    • Inventory reservations were made for the imported transactions.

    • Imported POS transactions were consolidated and aggregated, and then transferred to statements in a peak load situation.

    • Statements were processed and transferred to sales orders, and financial updates were posted.

The scenarios generate load on an instance of Application Object Server (AOS).

The benchmark showcases that the end-of-day processing for 800,000 POS transactions was completed within four hours and utilizes the batch framework effectively. This means that even higher volumes can easily be handled by scaling up or out on the AOS tier and by scaling up on the Database tier.

We have published the following two papers about the Retail benchmark:

For more information about Retail performance, see Retail Performance for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

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