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Selected Topics in Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking

Volume 7755 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 21-33

Incorporating Recovery from Failures into a Data Integration Benchmark

  • Len WyattAffiliated withMicrosoft Corporation
  • , Brian CaufieldAffiliated withIBM
  • , Marco VieiraAffiliated withCISUC - Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra
  • , Meikel PoessAffiliated withOracle Corporation

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Abstract

The proposed TPC-DI benchmark measures the performance of Data Integration systems (a.k.a. ETL systems) given the task of integrating data from an OLTP system and other data sources to create a data warehouse.This paper describes the scenario, structure and timing principles used in TPC-DI. Although failure recovery is very important in real deployments of Data Integration systems, certain complexities made it difficult to specify in the benchmark. Hence failure recovery aspects have been scoped out of the current version of TPC-DI. The issues around failure recovery are discussed in detail and some options are described. Finally the audience is invited to offer additional suggestions.

Keywords

Industry Standard Benchmarks Data Integration ETL ACID properties Durability Dependability Reliability Recovery Data Warehouse Decision Support