This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th TPC Technology Conference, TPCTC 2014, held in Hangzhou, China, in September 2014. It contains 12 selected peer-reviewed papers, a report from the TPC Public Relations Committee.
Many buyers use TPC benchmark results as points of comparison when purchasing new computing systems. The information technology landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, challenging industry experts and researchers to develop innovative techniques for evaluation, measurement and characterization of complex systems. The TPC remains committed to developing new benchmark standards to keep pace and one vehicle for achieving this objective is the sponsorship of the Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC). Over the last five years TPCTC has been held successfully in conjunction with VLDB.
Introducing TPCx-HS: Industry's First Standard for Benchmarking Big Data Systems.- An Evaluation of Alternative Physical Graph Data Designs for Processing Interactive Social Networking Actions.- On Characterizing the Performance of Distributed Graph Computation Platforms.- An Industry Standard Performance Benchmark for Big Data: A Discussion of Big Bench.- A Scalable Framework for Universal Data Generation in Parallel.- Towards an Extensible Middleware for Database Benchmarks.- Scaling up Mixed Workloads: a Battle of Data Freshness, Flexibility and Scheduling.- Parameter Curation for Benchmark Queries.- Downtime-Free Live Migration in a Multitenant Database.- Performance analysis of database virtualization with the TPC-VMS benchmark.- A Query, a Minute: Evaluating Performance Isolation in Cloud Databases.- Composite Key Generation on a Shared-Nothing Architecture.