Today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced the immediate availability of TPCx-HS, developed to provide verifiable performance, price / performance, availability, and optional energy consumption metrics of big data systems. TPCx-HS is the industry’s first objective specification enabling measurement of both hardware and software including Hadoop Runtime, Hadoop Filesystem API compatible systems and MapReduce layers.
TPCx-HS is a major achievement in two distinct arenas,” said Raghunath Nambiar, chairman of the TPCx-HS committee, and a distinguished engineer at Cisco. ”TPCx-HS is the first vendor-neutral benchmark focused on big data systems – which have become a critical part of the enterprise IT ecosystem. Secondly, TPCx-HS is the first Express-class benchmark issued by the TPC. Express-class benchmarks are being developed in response to overwhelming demand for a turnkey alternative to enterprise-class benchmarks, which have distinct advantages but are also substantially more time-intensive and costly to run.”
Big Data was identified as a priority area for vendor-neutral benchmark development during last year’s Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC). This year’s TPCTC conference will be held in Hangzhou, China on September 5, co-located with VLDB 2014.
As the TPC’s first Express Benchmark, TPCx-HS is available via the TPC Web site in the form of a downloadable kit.