Eran Hammer offers a different point of view regarding benchmark.
Vladimir de Turckheim
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Understanding your application’s performance is critical. Benchmarking without taking into account the very nature of your platform is harmful.

The REST API that I am building needs to handle multiple requests. Not all request will require a lot of processing. That’s why I have only considered number of requests without taking into considering the multiple processes that are going to be triggered along side it