TPC TC Workshop Program

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Opening Remarks and Welcome                 

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • First TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking
    Raghunath Nambiar (Hewett-Packard), General Chair


TPC Public Relations Presentation

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC): Twenty Years Later – A Look Back, A Look Ahead
    Raghunath Nambiar (Hewlett-Packard), Matthew Lanken (Oracle), Nicholas Wakou (Dell), Michael Majdalany (LoBue & Majdalany Management Group), Forrest Carman (Owen Media)


Invited Talk

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • The Art of Building a Good Benchmark
    Karl Huppler (IBM), Chairman TPC


Session 1

  • Databases are not Toasters: A Framework for Comparing Data Warehouse Appliances
    Omer Trajman (Vertica), Alain Crolotte (Teradata), David Steinhoff (ParAccel), Raghunath Nambiar (Hewlett-Packard), Meikel Poess (Oracle)
  • Overview of TPC Benchmark E: The Next Generation of OLTP Benchmarks
    Patricia Hogan (IBM)


Coffee Break


Session 2

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • The State of Energy and Performance Benchmarking for Enterprise Servers
    Andrew Fanara (US EPA), Evan Haines (ICF International), Arthur Howard (ICF International)
  • From Performance to Dependability Benchmarking: A Mandatory Path
    Marco Vieira (University of Coimbra), Henrique Madeira (University of Coimbra)
  • DSQGEN, a Generic Query Generator for TPC-H
    John Stephens (Gradient Systems), Meikel Poess (Oracle)
  • Issues in Benchmark Metric Selection
    Alain Crolotte (Teradata)






Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • A New Direction For TPC?
    Michael Stonebraker (MIT)


Session 3

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • Generating Shifting Workloads to Benchmark Adaptability in Relational Database Systems
    Tilmann Rabl (University of Passau), Andreas Lang (University of Passau), Thomas Hackl (University of Passau), Bernhard Sick (University of Passau), Harald Kosch (University of Passau)
  • Measuring Database Performance in Online Services: a Trace-Based Approach
    Swaroop Kavalanekar (Microsoft), Dushyanth Narayanan (Microsoft Reserach), Sriram Sanka (Microsoft), Eno Thereska (Microsoft Research), Kushagra Vaid (Microsoft), Bruce Worthington (Microsoft)


Coffee Break



Session 4 - New Benchmarks (1)

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • Benchmarking Query Execution Robustness
    Janet L. Wiener (HP labs), Harumi Kuno (HP labs), Goetz Graefe (HP labs)
  • Benchmarking Database Performance in a Virtual Environment
    Sharada Bose (Hewlett-Packard), Priti Mishra (VMware), Priya Sethuraman (VMware), Reza Taheri (VMware)
  • Principles for an ETL Benchmark
    Len Wyatt (Microsoft), Brian Caufield (IBM), Daniel Pol (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Benchmarking ETL Processes
    Alkis Simitsis (HP labs), Panos Vassiliadis (University of Ioannina), Umeshwar Dayal (HP labs), Anastasios Karagiannis (University of Ioannina), Vasiliki Tziovara (University of Ioannina)





Session 5 - New Benchmarks (2)

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • A Performance Study of Event Processing Systems
    Marcelo R.N. Mendes (University of Coimbra), Pedro Bizarro (University of Coimbra), Paulo Marques (University of Coimbra)
  • The Star Schema Benchmark and Augmented Fact Table Indexing
    Patrick O'Neil (University of Massachusetts at Boston), Elizabeth O'Neil (University of Massachusetts at Boston), Xuedong Chen (University of Massachusetts at Boston), Stephen Revilak (University of Massachusetts at Boston)
  • An Approach of Performance Evaluation in Authentic Web Database Applications
    Xiaojun Ye (Tsinghua University), Jingmin Xie (Tsinghua University)


Closing Remarks

Room: Amphi Pasteur

  • TPC TC 2009 and Beyond
    Meikel Poess (Oracle), Program Committee Chair


Room: Salon Lumiere

Cocktail Hour (Sponsored by the TPC)