Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

tBench

  • Richard T. Snodgrass
  • Stephen W. Thomas
  • Rui Zhang
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_80779

Synonyms

Benchmark; Benchmark framework; tBench; Temporal benchmark

Definition

τ Bench [14] is a benchmark framework consisting of ten individual benchmarks, spanning XML, XQuery, XML Schema, and PSM, along with temporal extensions to each, realized by iteratively changing one individual benchmark into another, by modifying the data format, adding schema constraints, or instantiating a different workload.

Historical Background

A benchmark is a collection of data, workload, and metrics. Individual benchmarks allow applications and algorithms to be compared and evaluated in a standard, consistent setting, giving researchers and practitioners invaluable guidance as to the relative performance of the systems under consideration [8]. A benchmark may include a data model, a data definition language, a schema, data, a data manipulation language, a workload, metrics, context, documentation, and tools.

A benchmark familyis a set of loosely related benchmarks. A benchmark family is often...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard T. Snodgrass
    • 1
    • 4
  • Stephen W. Thomas
    • 2
  • Rui Zhang
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Dataware VenturesKingstonCanada
  3. 3.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Dataware VenturesTucsonUSA
  5. 5.Dataware VenturesRedondo BeachUSA