The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced a
call-for-papers for its fourth annual Technology Conference on
Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC 2012). The conference
will be collocated with the 38th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2012) on August 27, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The TPC is a co-sponsor of VLDB 2012, and conference registration
information is available online at http://www.vldb2012.org/.
Selected papers will be presented during the conference, published in
Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (both in print and
electronic formats), and may be considered for either future benchmark
developments or enhancements to existing benchmark standards.
The deadline for abstract submission is May 25, 2012. Researchers and
industry experts are encouraged to submit ideas and methodologies in
performance evaluation, measurement and characterization in areas
including, but not limited to: big data, cloud computing, business
intelligence, energy and space efficiency, hardware and software
innovations and lessons learned in practice using TPC and other
benchmark workloads. Further information is available online at http://www.tpc.org/tpctc2012/.
Notably, Michael J. Carey, Donald Bren Professor of Computer and
Information Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, is
confirmed as the TPCTC keynote speaker. "TPC benchmarks have been hugely
influential in driving technical progress in the database field for many
years. The TPC continues to bring new benchmark standards to the
industry, and the TPCTC is an invaluable forum for presenting and
discussing new ideas for future benchmark standards," said Dr. Carey.
"Ideas submitted at past conferences have culminated in the creation of
benchmark development committees for several potential standards, and
with so much buzz today related to cloud computin, NoSQL databases, and
'Big Data', this year's conference has the potential to be particularly
"The TPCTC is an unparalleled venue in which innovative ideas are
presented in the context of developing next generation benchmark
standards," said Raghunath Nambiar, general chair of the conference and
a performance strategist at Cisco. "Industry experts have voiced
overwhelming support for past conferences, and we anticipate a number of
compelling new ideas this year in emerging areas like Big Data
management and analytics."
Organizations that are interested in influencing the TPC benchmarking
development process are encouraged to become members. Additional
information is available online at http://www.tpc.org/information/about/join.asp.
The TPC is also announcing a new decision support benchmark (TPC-DS),
which has been carefully designed to measure query throughput and data
integration performance for a given hardware configuration, operating
system, and DBMS configuration under a controlled, complex, multi-user
decision support workload.
TPC-DS models the decision support functions of a retail product
supplier. The supporting schema contains vital business information such
as customer, order and product data. Its workload is designed to test
the upward boundaries of hardware system performance in several areas
including CPU utilization, memory utilization, I/O subsystem utilization
and the ability of the operating system and database software to perform
various complex functions important to decision support systems (DSS).
These areas include examining large volumes of data, computing and
executing the best execution plan for queries with a high degree of
complexity, efficiently scheduling a large number of user sessions,
giving answers to critical business questions and periodically
synchronizing the data warehouse by means of a data integration process
with OLTP sources.
"TPC-DS assesses a broad range of system topologies and implementation
methodologies in a technically rigorous and directly comparable,
vendor-neutral manner," said Meikel Poess, Chairman of the TPC-DS
committee. "It is the first benchmark specification to integrate key
workloads of modern decision support systems including ad-hoc queries,
reporting queries, OLAP queries, data mining queries and data
integration from OLTP systems."
Additional information is available online: http://www.tpc.org/tpcds/
VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and
database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers,
and users. The conference will feature research talks, tutorials,
demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover current issues in data
management, database and information systems research. Data management
and databases remain among the main technological cornerstones of
emerging applications of the twenty-first century.
VLDB 2012 will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey on
August 27 - 31.
About the TPC
The TPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction
processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective,
verifiable TPC performance data to the industry. The TPC currently has
18 full members: AMD, Bull, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Huawei, HP, Hitachi,
IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Red Hat, Sybase, Teradata, Unisys
and VMware; and five associate members: Ideas International, ITOM
International Co, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Telecommunications
Technology Association and the University of Coimbra. Further
information is available at http://www.tpc.org.
TPCTC 2012 Contacts
Raghunath Nambiar, General Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meikel Poess, General Chair, email@example.com
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