Thanks for the details. It's in fact very slow, I also do have MS SQL + JBoss AS 7.1 in my integration tests. I will have a closer look.
Is there any alternative with UsingDataSet, with a better performance?
I am using a dependency to arquillian-persistence-impl. And the last version is 1.0.0.Alpha6
I use annotations UsingDataSet, Cleanup, Transactional and ShouldMatchDataSet in my tests.
Finally, I find the correct combination of dependences.
I use arquillian-persistence-dbunit (version 1.0.0.Alpha7) and it runs well.
There as was a change of dependencies in Alpha7 as hinted in the blog post linked by aslam.rajper
Core does not do any work, you need a concrete implementation for that. Currently only -dbunit but it will change