Seventh TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking
(TPCTC 2015)

in conjunction with VLDB 2015

Conference Program

August 31, 2015

08:30 - 09:00 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Raghunath Nambiar
09:00 - 09:30 PocketData: The Need for TPC-MOBILE
Oliver Kennedy, Geoffrey Challen, Lukasz Ziarek and Jerry Antony Ajay
09:30 - 10:00 SparkBench: A Spark Performance Testing Suite
Min Li, Dakshi Agrawal, Frederick Reiss, Berni Schiefer, Ali Butt, Josep Lluis Larriba Pey, Francois Raab, Doshi Kshitij and Yinglong Xia
10:00 - 10:30 NUMA-Aware Memory Management with In-Memory Databases
Mehul Wagle, Daniel Booss and Ivan Schreter

10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30 A Formal and Scalable Approach for Parallel Generation of Big Synthetic Sequence Databases
Rim Moussa
11:30 - 12:00 A Benchmark Framework for Compression Techniques
Patrick Damme, Dirk Habich and Wolfgang Lehner
12:00 - 12:30 Enhancing Data Generation in TPCx-HS with a Non-Uniform Random Distribution
Raghunath Nambiar, Tilmann Rabl, Karthik Kulkarni, Michael Frank

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00 Keynote: Rethinking the Utility of Benchmarks: Towards Benchmark as a Service
Jignesh M. Patel
15:00 - 15:30 Big Data Benchmark Compendium
Todor Ivanov, Tilmann Rabl, Meikel Poess, Anna Queralt, John Poelman and Nicolas Poggi

15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break

16:00 - 16:30 Profiling the performance of virtualized databases with the TPC-V benchmark
Andrew Bond, Doug Johnson, Greg Kopczynski and H. Reza Taheri
16:30 - 17:00 Invited Talk
Reinventing the TPC

Meikel Poess, Reza Taheri, Andrew Bond, Raghunath Nambiar
17:00 - 17:15 Closing Remarks
Meikel Poess

Call For Papers

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is a non-profit organization established in August 1988. Over the past two decades, the TPC has had a significant impact on the computing industry’s use of industry-standard benchmarks. Vendors use TPC benchmarks to illustrate performance competitiveness for their existing products, and to improve and monitor the performance of their products under development. 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 six years we have held TPCTC successfully in conjunction with VLDB.

With this conference, the TPC encourages researchers and industry experts to submit novel ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • In-memory databases
  • Social media infrastructure
  • Security
  • Complex event processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Database Optimizations
  • Disaster tolerance and recovery
  • Energy and space efficiency
  • Hardware innovations
  • Hybrid workloads
  • Virtualization
  • Lessons learned in practice using TPC workloads
  • Enhancements to TPC workloads
  • Data Integration

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not currently under review for any other conference or journal. We also encourage the submission of extended abstracts, position statement papers and lessons learned in practice. The length of a paper should not exceed 16 pages. Papers should follow the LNCS format. The title page must contain a short abstract. All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the review web site at:

Important Dates

Abstract due June 8, 2015
Papers due June 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance July 6, 2015
Camera-ready copies July 20, 2015
Conference Day August 31, 2015

Conference Venue and Registration
Please visit the VLDB2015 conference web site at:

Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Selected papers may be considered for future TPC benchmark developments.
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TPCTC 2015 Organization

General Chairs:
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco, USA,
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA,

Program Committee:
Chaitanya Baru, SDSC, USA
Daniel Bowers, Gartner, USA
Michael Brey, Oracle, USA
Paul Cao, HP, USA
Alain Crolotte, Teradata, USA
Akon Dey, University of Sydney, Australia
Harumi Kuno, HP Labs, USA
Dhabaleswar Panda, The Ohio State University, USA
Tilmann Rabl, University of Toronto, Canada
Reza Taheri, VMWare, USA
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Francois Raab, Infosizing, USA
Yanpei Chen, Cloudera, USA
Berni Schiefer, IBM, Canada

Publicity Committee:
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco, USA
Andrew Bond, Red Hat, USA
Andrew Masland, NEC, USA
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
Reza Taheri, VMware, USA

Michael Majdalany, L&M Management Group, USA
Forrest Carman, Owen Media, USA
Andreas Hotea, Hotea Solutions, USA