Characterizing Cloud Performance with TPC Benchmarks

  • Wayne D. Smith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7755)


TPC Benchmarks have become the gold standard in database benchmarks. The Companies who publish TPC Benchmarks have a significant investment in the workload, benchmark implementation and publication requirements. We will explore ideas on how TPC Benchmarks with limited modification can be used to characterize database performance in a cloud environment. This is a natural progression beyond the current TPC-VMS Specification that leverages existing TPC Benchmarks to measure database performance in a virtualized environment. The TPC-VMS Specification only addresses the consolidation of multiple databases in a virtualized or cloud environment. In addition to consolidation, we will address the cloud characteristics of load balancing, migration, resource elasticity and deployment.


Virtual Machine Load Balance Measurement Interval Cloud Environment Database Performance 
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    Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for (2012),
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    SPEC: SPEC Virtualization Committee,
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    VMware Inc., VMmark: A Scalable Benchmark for Virtualized Systems,
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    TPC: TPC-VMS Specification,
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    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager,
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne D. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Intel CorporationHillsboroUSA

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