Transaction Processing Performance Council Announces Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC 2009)

Wed Apr 8, 2009 8:30am EDT

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Collocated with VLDB 2009 and Keynoted by Michael Stonebraker, the TPC Issues
Call for Papers
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), a non-profit organization
that defines transaction processing and database benchmarks, and distributes
vendor-neutral performance data to the industry, today announced the second
conference in its 20th anniversary workshop series. Entitled the TPC Technology
Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC 2009), the
conference will be collocated with the 35th International Conference on Very
Large Data Bases (VLDB) on August 24, 2009 in Lyon, France. The TPC is a
co-sponsor of VLDB 2009, and conference registration information is available at 

The TPC has issued a call for papers for presentation at the conference, for
publication in workshop materials and for consideration in future benchmark
developments. Researchers, industry experts and analysts are encouraged to
submit innovative ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation,
measurement, and characterization within, but not limited to, the following
areas: appliance, business intelligence, cloud computing, complex event
processing, database performance optimizations, green computing, data
compression, disaster tolerance and recovery, energy and space efficiency,
hardware innovations, high speed data generation, hybrid workloads or
operational data warehousing, unstructured data management, software management
and maintenance, virtualization and very large memory systems. The deadline for
abstract submission is June 5, 2009, and additional information, including
submission guidelines, is available at 

The TPC TC 2009 keynote speaker will be Michael Stonebraker, recognized as one
of the top five software developers of the 20th century and an adjunct professor
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The TPC has been integral in
shaping the landscape of modern transaction processing and database benchmarks
over the past twenty years," said Stonebraker. "The organization remains
committed to developing robust benchmarks to meet the needs of an ever-changing
industry, and the TPC TC is a powerful forum in which industry experts can help
guide the direction of future benchmark development." 

"We anticipate a strong response to our call for papers," said Karl Huppler,
chairman of the TPC. "The TPC TC, collocated with VLDB 2009, offers a tremendous
opportunity for those who want to influence the development of future
benchmarks. The TPC looks forward to gaining additional insight into issues
facing today`s data center managers, as well as insight into emerging database
technologies - both key steps in creating benchmarks of the future." 

The TPC currently has four active benchmarks: TPC-C and TPC-E for online
transaction processing, TPC-H for decision support for ad hoc queries and
TPC-App for business-to-business transactional Web services. In addition, the
TPC is defining an Energy specification, which will incorporate
energy-efficiency metrics into all of the existing TPC benchmarks. The TPC`s
most recent benchmark development effort is in the area of ETL
(Extract/Transform/Load), with a subcommittee formed in November 2008.
Additional information on current and upcoming TPC benchmarks is available at: 

Organizations that are interested in influencing the TPC benchmarking
development process, gaining timely access to ongoing proceedings and producing
robust, higher performing products are encouraged to become members. Academic
and government institutions are also encouraged to join the TPC. Additional
information, including membership levels and pricing, is available at 

About VLDB

Very Large Data Base Endowment Inc. (VLDB Endowment) is a non-profit
organization incorporated in the United States for the sole purpose of promoting
and exchanging scholarly work in databases and related fields throughout the
world. One of its vehicles for achieving its objectives is the sponsorship and
support of the annual VLDB conference, a premier annual international forum for
database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers and users.
VLDB 2009, the 35th conference in the series, will be held in Lyon, France. The
conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and
workshops. It will cover current issues in database and information systems
research. Databases remain one of the technological cornerstones of emerging
applications of the twenty-first century. Further information is available at 

About the TPC

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is a non-profit corporation
founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to
disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry. The TPC
currently has 25 full members: AMD, Bull, Dell, Fujitsu, Fusion IO, Greenplum,
HP, Hitachi, IBM, Ingres, Intel, Kickfire, Microsoft, NEC, Netezza, Oracle,
ParAccel, Sun, Sybase, Syncsort, Teradata, Unisys, Vertica, VMware and XSPRADA.
The TPC also has three associate members: Ideas International, ITOM
International Co and TTA. Further information is available at 

TPC TC 2009 Contacts

Raghunath Nambiar, General Chair,
Meikel Poess, Program Committee Chair,
Nicholas Wakou, Publicity Committee Chair,

Owen Media for the TPC
Forrest Carman, 206-322-1167 x118

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