Throughput refers to the volume of work completed in a fixed time period. There are two ways of thinking of throughput:
As a single transaction, for example, 5 UpdateTitle transactions per minute, or
As the entire Adaptive Server, for example, 50 or 500 server-wide transactions per minute
Throughput is commonly measured in transactions per second (tps), but it can also be measured per minute, per hour, per day, and so on.