The TPC-W subcommittee has completed reviewing the comments received during the public review phase. TPC-W 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 date.
The subcommittee received numerous comments on the TPC-W V2 draft specification. Almost all comments have been addressed with either revisions or clarifications to the specification. The largest revision is the permission and inclusion of a Clustered configuration. This inclusion, however, has raised a few additional comments concerning the marketability of Clustered results compared to Non-Clustered results. The subcommittee is reviewing proposals to ensure the focus of the benchmark remains on the application server system.
The subcommittee will address the final remaining comments and marketing issues.