Second TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking

(TPCTC 2010)

in conjunction with VLDB 2010

Conference Program

September 17, 2010

08:00 - 08:25 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Raghunath Nambiar, General Chair(Cisco Systems, Inc., USA)
08:25 - 08:50 TPC Public Relations Presentation
Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC): State of the Council 2010
Raghunath Nambiar (Cisco Systems, Inc., USA), Nicholas Wakou (Dell, USA), Forrest Carman (Owen Media, USA), Michael Majdalany (LoBue & Majdalany Mgt Group, USA)
08:50 - 10:30 Session 1
Liquid Benchmarks: Towards An Online Platform for Collaborative Assessment of Scientific Research Results
Sherif Sakr (University of New South Wales, Australia), Fabio Casati (University of Trento, Italy) A Discussion on the Design of Graph Database Benchmarks
D. Dominguez-Sal, N. Martinez-Bazan, V. Muntes-Mulero, Pere Baleta, J. L. Larriba-Pey (DAMA-UPC, Spain) A Data Generator for Cloud-Scale Benchmarking
Tilmann Rabl, Michael Frank, Hatem Mousselly Sergieh, Harald Kosch (University of Passau, Germany) How to Advance TPC Benchmarks with Dependability Aspects
Raquel Almeida (University of Coimbra, Portugal) , Meikel Poess (Oracle Corporation, USA), Raghunath Nambiar (Cisco Systems, Inc., USA), Indira Patil (Hewlett-Packard Company, USA), Marco Vieira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30 Invited Talk: Price and the TPC
Karl Huppler (IBM, USA), Chairman TPC
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote: Implications of Storage Class Memories (SCMs) on Software Architectures
C Mohan (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:05 Session 2
EXRT: Towards a Simple Benchmark for XML Readiness Testing
Michael J. Carey, Ling Ling (University of California-Irvine, USA) Matthias Nicola (IBM Silicon Valley Lab, USA), Lin Shao (University of California-Irvine, USA) Transaction Performance vs. Moore’s Law: A Trend Analysis
Meikel Poess (Oracle Corporation, USA), Raghunath Nambiar (Cisco Systems, Inc., USA) TPC-V: Genesis of a New Benchmark for Evaluating the Performance of Database Applications in Virtual Environments
Priya Sethuraman, H. Reza Taheri (VMware, Inc., USA) First TPC-Energy Benchmark: Lessons Learned in Practice
Erik Young, Paul Cao, Mike Nikolaiev (Hewlett-Packard Company, USA) Using Solid State Drives As a Mid-Tier Cache In Enterprise OLTP Applications
Badriddine M. Khessib, Kushagra Vaid, Sriram Sankar, Chengliang Zhang (Microsoft Corporation, USA)

16:05 - 16:30 Tea Break

16:30 - 18:10 Session 3
A Benchmark for Adaptive Indexing
Goetz Graefe (Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA), Stratos Idreos (CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Harumi Kuno (Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA), Stefan Manegold (CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands) XWeB: the XML Warehouse Benchmark
Hadj Mahboubi, Jerome Darmont (CEMAGREF Clermont-Ferrand, France) Benchmarking Using Basic DBMS Operations
Alain Crolotte, Ahmad Ghazal (Teradata Corporation, USA) Assessing and Optimizing Microarchitectural Performance of Event Processing Systems
Marcelo R.N. Mendes, Pedro Bizarro, Paulo Marques (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
18:10 - 18:30 Closing Remarks
Meikel Poess, Program Committee Chair (Oracle Corporation, USA)

Call For Papers

First established in August 1988, the TPC has shaped the landscape of modern transaction processing and database benchmarks over two decades. Now, the world is in the midst of an extraordinary information explosion. Enterprise data and user generated data levels continue to grow exponentially. This has challenged researchers and industry experts to develop innovative techniques to evaluate and benchmark software and hardware technologies.
As a result, the TPC is conducting its second Technology Conference (TPCTC 2010) in conjunction with the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2010). With this conference, the TPC encourages researchers and industry experts to submit novel ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization.

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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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 LNBIP format. The title page must contain a short abstract. A template in word can be downloaded from All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the review web site at:>

Important Dates

Abstract due: June 18
Papers due: June 25
Notification of acceptance: July 26
Camera-ready copies: August 20
Conference day: September 17, 2010                

Conference Venue and Registration
Please visit the VLDB2010 conference web site at:

TPCTC 2010 Organization

General Chair:
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco, Inc., USA,

Program Committee:
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA, Chair,
Alain Crolotte, Teradata, USA
Badriddine Khessib, Microsoft, USA
Berni Schiefer, IBM, Canada
Guogen Zhang, IBM, USA
Harumi Kuno, HP Labs, USA
Kai Sachs, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mike Molloy, Dell, USA
Paul Larson, Microsoft Research. USA
Peter Thawley, Sybase, USA
Yicheng Tu, University of South Florida, USA

Publicity Committee:
Nicholas Wakou, Dell, USA, Chair,
Jerrold Buggert, Unisys, USA
Matthew Lanken, Oracle, USA
Michael Majdalany, L&M Management Group, USA
Forrest Carman, Owen Media, USA

C. Mohan, IBM Research, USA