TPC also announces formation of Big Data Work Group (TPC-BD)
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced the
first result for its TPC-VMS benchmark. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:
HPQ) has published the first TPC-VMS result, running the TPC-E benchmark
– which simulates the online transaction processing (OLTP) workload of a
brokerage firm – across three virtualized servers.
HP measured performance and price/performance utilizing a ProLiant
DL385p Gen8 enterprise class server, running Microsoft SQL Server 2012
and Windows Server 2012 on VMware vSphere 5.5. Complete details for the
benchmark are available at www.tpc.org/tpcvms.
TPC-VMS is the first industry specification which enables comparison of
performance workloads running enterprise database applications across
several virtual machines. The TPC-VMS specification references current
TPC benchmarks and, as a result, offers the industry a rapid means of
running and reporting performance metrics for virtualized environments.
Additional information on the TPC-VMS specification is available on the
TPC Web site at www.tpc.org/information/benchmarks.asp.
“This initial TPC-VMS result marks the beginning of the TPC’s approach
to benchmarking virtualized databases,” said Wayne Smith, chairman of
the TPC-VMS committee. “TPC-VMS is positioned to become a valuable tool
for IT managers to assess performance and price/performance implications
around database consolidation, from multiple hardware platforms down to
one, running virtualized workloads.”
Approved in December 2012, TPC-VMS is the latest specification published
by the TPC. Current benchmark standards under development include TPC-DI
(data integration), TPC-V (virtualization for complex workloads) and a
new class of “TPC-Express” benchmarks, intended to deliver working
applications via downloadable kits.
Formation of Big Data Work Group (TPC-BD)
The TPC also announced the creation of TPC-BD, a Work Group tasked with
developing industry standards for benchmarking Big Data systems. In
2013, Big Data was identified as one of the top areas for benchmark
development at the annual TPC Technology Conference on Performance
Evaluation and Benchmarking, prompting the group’s formation.
“The TPC is committed to developing relevant benchmark standards,” said
Raghunath Nambiar, chairman of the newly formed TPC-BD Work Group,
chairman of the TPCTC 2013, and a distinguished engineer at Cisco. “’Big
Data’ has become a mainstream area of interest across major industry
verticals, research and life sciences. So developing standard benchmarks
for measuring performance and providing verifiable price and
price-performance of systems is crucial.”
The TPC is encouraging industry, government and research organizations –
which are interested in influencing the benchmark development process –
to become members. Additional information is available online at www.tpc.org/tpcbd.
About the TPC
The TPC current full members are : Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi,
Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Red Hat, Sybase, Teradata,
Unisys and VMware; and associate members are: Ideas International, ITOM
International Co, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Telecommunications
Technology Association and the University of Coimbra. Further
information is available at www.tpc.org.
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Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council