Version 2 is a web service benchmark consisting of transactions
involving database interactions, durable message queue
operations, and displaying ACID properties running against
a commercial application server. The primary metrics are
SIPS (Service Interactions Per Second), Price Performance
which is, for example $/SIPS, and the system availability
The public review
phase for TPC-W Version 2 closed on February 20th. The
subcommittee began addressing the comments received thus
far. The majority
of comments were of an editorial
nature. Several terms and definitions used throughout
the specification were clarified and their use is now
Minor changes in web service interaction requirements
were made to better reflect the business model portrayed.
to inconsistencies within the database schema were
Two prototype efforts have thus far yielded
three initial sets of prototype data (2 .NET, 1 Java).
prototype data is expected as time proceeds. Prototype
is trending upward as the implementations evolve.
The prototypes demonstrate the specified workload can be
both Java and .NET.
The subcommittee will continue
to address questions and comments received from the submission
expects to have all comments addressed by the April
meeting so that the final draft can be sent out for mail-ballot
approval by the TPC.