Eighth TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking
(TPCTC 2016)

in conjunction with VLDB 2016

Conference Program

September 5th, 2016

08:30 - 09:00 Opening Remarks, Welcome. Industry Standards for the Analytics Era
Raghunath Nambiar, Meikel Poess, Reza Taheri, Michael Majdalany
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote
Performance and Energy Analysis Using Transactional Workloads

Anastasia Ailamaki
10:00 - 10:30 TPCx-HS on the Cloud
Nicholas Wakou, Michael Woodside, Arkady Kanevsky, Fazal E Rehman Khan and Mofassir Ul Islam Arif

10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30 From BigBench to TPCx-BB: Standardization of a Big Data Benchmark
Bhaskar Gowda, Chinmayi Narasimhadevara, John Poelman, Meikel Poess, Patrick Nguyen, Paul Cao, Seetha Lakshmi and Tilmann Rabl
11:30 - 12:00 Benchmarking Machine Learning using BigBench
Sweta Singh
12:00 - 12:30 Benchmarking Exploratory OLAP
Mahfoud Djedaini, Pedro Furtado, Nicolas Labroche, Patrick Marcel and Verónika Peralta

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30 Lessons From OLTP Workload on Multi-Socket HPE Integrity Superdome X system
Rajesh Tadakamadla, Srinivasan Varadarajan Sahasranamam and Paul Cao
14:30 - 15:00 Benchmarking Distributed Stream Processing Platforms for IoT Applications
Anshu Shukla and Yogesh Simmhan
15:00 - 15:30 AdBench: A Complete Data Pipeline Benchmark for Modern Data Pipelines
Milind Bhandarkar

15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break

16:00 - 16:30 Lessons Learned: Performance Tuning for Hadoop Systems
Manan Trivedi and Raghunath Nambiar
16:30 - 17:00 Work-Energy Profiles: General Approach and In-Memory Database Application
Annett Ungethüm, Thomas Kissinger, Dirk Habich and Wolfgang Lehner
17:00 - 17:30 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
  • Internet of Things
  • In-memory databases
  • Social media infrastructure
  • Security
  • Hybrid workloads
  • Complex event processing
  • Database Optimizations
  • Disaster tolerance and recovery
  • Energy and space efficiency
  • Hardware innovations
  • Cloud Computing
  • 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: Easychair

Important Dates

Abstract due: June 15, 2016
Papers due: June 22, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2016
Camera-ready copies: July 20, 2016
Conference day: September 5, 2016

Conference Venue and Registration
Please visit the VLDB2016 conference web site at: http://www.vldb.org/2016/

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 2016 Organization

General Chairs:
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco, USA, rnambiar@cisco.com
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA, meikel.poess@oracle.com

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

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